Lot 154: A superb and rare Kaka-Mfumte mask

People: Kaka/Mfumte
H: 26"
Exceptionally rare and of fine and intact form; the mask with a large simple face with red cam wood infill surmounted by a round spire-like point rising from the top with geometric decoration. Fine age to the wood. The face has the remains of a black diagonal stripe painted on it in original context. In profile the mask would have appeared to be a bird in flight. Very few of these masks are known to exist. A superb example. On a custom base.

Ex. Reinhold collection, NY c. 1986

Price Realized: $1,300

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