Kuba, Dem. Rep. Congo:
A helmet mask of the 'Bwoom' type; made of wood, with sheet copper, decorated with blue, white, black and red glass beads, cowry shells, raffia-fabric, textile, seed pods, animal skin and hair (monkey?). The facial features densely carved with rhombs in relief; fine old patina (also on the inside!). Early 20th Cent. H: 32 cm, L: 41 cm, W:24 cm. (ME)
Prov.: Austrian nobility
Specialist: Prof. Erwin Melchardt
Auction Date: 24.09.2012 - 16:00
Location: Palais Dorotheum
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