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**Originally Listed At $200**

Central Africa, Democratic Republic of Congo, Chokwe people, ca. early to mid 20th century CE. A nicely-detailed dance mask, carved from a single piece of light-brown hard wood, in the form of a long-nosed African pig. The front of the mask has an elongated snout, two perky ears, a smooth brow, and almond-shaped eyes with slits in the center; all details are painted in hues of black and white. A netting woven from raffia strands is braided through small perforation holes along the periphery of the mask. Size: 11.5" H (29.2 cm).

Provenance: ex-Peter Arnovick collection, Los Altos, California, USA

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#116244

Condition

Surface wear commensurate with age and use, fading and loss to painted details, minor losses to snout, ears, face, and netting, with light earthen deposits throughout.

Buyer's Premium

  • 24.5%

20th C. Chokwe Wood Pig Dance Mask w/ Netting

Estimate $200 - $300Jul 30, 2018
Louisville, CO, USA