Lot 174: A fine and Old Mende helmet mask

A fine and Old Mende helmet mask, Mende; Sierra Leone

The old helmet mask with insect depredation to various parts but not interfering with the face, the coif elaborately carved with deep incised patterns and metal attachments, the face small and well balanced above neck rolls denoting wealth. Fine old variegated surface. A lovely old example. H. 12 1/2"

Property of a New York estate

Alfred Schienberg, 1971, The Gallery of African Art. NY


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