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wood, encrusted blackish brown patina, string of yellow glass beads, slightly dam., minor missing parts at the rim, cracks;
used by men societies for public displays on holidays, for weddings, funerals and other special events but also associated in some ways to the all powerful male "poro society". The masks are accompanied by abundant raffia costumes, entirely veiling the dancers body.
H: 61 cm, H: 24,0 inch
Anton Eckert, Munich, Germany (acquired 1969)
Lit.: Mato, Daniel & Charles Miller, Sande, Düsseldorf 1990, p. 104
Grootaers, Jan-Lodewijk & Alexander Bortolot, Visions from the Forest, Seattle, London 2014, p. 27, ill. 1.10
Continent: Africa


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Helmet mask "gbetu" - Liberia, Gola

Auction ended on Sat, Mar 21, 2015
Estimate €450 - €900
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