Lot 146: A fine Bobo mask with elaborate superstructure

A fine Bobo mask with elaborate superstructure, Bobo; Burkina faso

The mask with classical Bobo facial features in linear patterning, the superstructure in the form of stylized birds and lizards rising from the apex of the mask with complex geometric patterns in the round. The whole pigmented with red and black with blue highlights. A fine and used example. H. 25 1/2"

Property of a New York Private Collector

Field collected by Dr. E. Gerber, 1960's as an opthamologist aboard the SS. Hope (which would become one of the first 'Project Hope' journeys).

Price Realized: $1,200

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