Lot 125: A fine Bamana Kore society mask

A fine Bamana Kore society mask, Bamana; Mali

Likely from Nossombougou; Of classical form, The mask with high rounded brow and deep concave face, the nasal ridge running from the brow down the face, the ears set high up at either side, the eyes deeply cut out squares with rounded bosses (one still covered with metal), the face coming to a near point at the end of the concavity in the form of a square mouth. The whole with incising. The surface heavily oiled and polished. H. 14 1/4"

This lot is sold with a statement of authentication by Dr. Arthur P. Bourgeois.

Property from the estate of Rudolph de Harak

Ex. Rudolph de Harak, ME; C. 1966

Price Realized: $2,200

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