Lot 271: A fine and unusual Kwame mask

A fine and unusual Kwame mask, Kwame; D.R. Congo

The simple mask of flattened form, the face with long nasal ridge and simple eyes above a toothy mouth. The surface with remains of reddish pigment. The perimeter extensively pierced for attachment of a fiber beard. The reverse with old piece of masking tape and the number 'M69". H. 9"

Property of a New York Private Collector

Field collected by Rev. Lawson Mooney; Director of Catholic Aid Agencies, Congo, C. 1950's - 1960's.
Ex. Adelman collection, DC
Ex. Gelbard collection, NY

Price Realized: $450

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