Lot 174: An expressive Bakongo mask

People: Bakongo; Yombe or Vili
DR Congo
H: 11 1/4"
The mask with finely carved coif, heavy brow over open eyes, wide nose and aggressive mouth with barred teeth. The surface has deep variegated tones of darker browns with remains of encrustations. On a custom base.

Ex. NY Private collection

Price Realized: $500

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