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Fantastic Winiama African mask with Raised Crest

Lot 0040
The mask face is classic for the Winiama peoples and features widely spaced "target" eyes, a hooked nose, tab ears, a wide open mouth showing upper and lower teeth, and, below the chin, a handle by which the mask could be held during its athletic dances. The coloring is black, white, and red. This mask probably represents a bush spirit, protective of its community, and was danced often at dry season rituals and especially at elders' funerals. The mask itself measures 16 x 8 inches

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  • Condition

    Weathered and worn, good condition

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    Fantastic Winiama African mask with Raised Crest

    Estimate $200 - $400Mar 25, 2017
    101 Avenue of the Americas
    Suite 900
    New York, NY 10013
    United States
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