Lot 225: A Fine and very early Cameroon Grasslands mask

A Fine and very early Cameroon Grasslands mask, Bamileke; Cameroon

The mask with exceptional patina exhibiting extensive use, high trapezoidal coif representing a prestige cap above a rounded brow and wide eyes with thin brow lines incised; the nose classical with flaring nostrils and the mouth open and toth, with small beard beneath.

Old label on the reverse says 'Kamerun'. H. 12"

Property of an East Coast private collection

Field collected by 1887 by Jesso Albert Eugene Van Puttkamer; German colonial military chief, in the Cameroon grasslands

Estimate: $1,000 - $1,200

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