Lot: 306

73rd tribal art auction

Mask "agwe"

Cameroon Grassfields, Widekum

Provenance Size Starting price / estimated price
collected in situ (1968 -1972) H: 19.3 inch 1000 EUR
plus 23 % commission, VAT, transport and insurance

wood, brown patina, kaolin, pointed headgear, two drilled holes in every cheek, pierced around the rim, min. dam., cracks, slight traces of abrasion; this mask is a mixture between a helmet and a face mask. It is deemed to be the only mask of this ethnic group and represents a kind of "Till Eulenspiegel".