Lot 142: A fine Bamana Bull mask Ex. Linden Museum

A fine Bamana Bull mask Ex. Linden Museum, Bamana; Mali

The mask of the Misi Kuon type, depicting a domesticated bull, with rounded horns, diamond-shaped lozenge to top of head, and naturalistically rendered facial; features with high ears and rounded snout. H. 26 1/2"

The mask was originally cataloged in the Linden Museum as Dualla, however, the piece is almost certainly Bamana.

Property of an east Coast private collector

Ex. Linden Museum fur Volkerkunde, Stuttgart
Ex. Bernheimer's Antiques, NY (with original receipt)

Price Realized: $1,600

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