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Sat, May 14, 2022 01:00PM EDT
Lot 41

5 pieces - West African Masks and Statue

Estimate: $200 - $400

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Group lot of four West African masks and one statue. West Africa, ca. early to mid 20th century. One horned mask, possibly Baule people of Cote d'Ivoire. One Double or Twin mask, possibly Senufo people of Cote d'Ivoire. One carved panel / mask, possibly Beninese or Yoruba. One ghost mask, likely from Gabon (Fang or Punu peoples?). One wooden fertility statue of a female, possibly Congolese (Lega). Condition varies, but good overall. Minor wear, as expected. Most pieces seem to be tourist trade. Between 12" and 24" long. Keywords: Africa, masquerade, Nigeria, art, artist, sculpture, sculptor, tradition, traditional