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    Description

    Makua (?) (Mozambique)
    Face Mask
    Wood, pigment, cloth, cord
    Height: 10 ¾ inches Width: 8 ¾ inches Depth: 5 inches

    As with so many masks from east Africa, the exact tribal origin and the functional intention of this example are unknown. With adequate knowledge, the black paint, and even more the roughly painted horned creature on the forehead, along with the fact that there is a previously visible coat of white paint, hold clues of the mask's meaning. On the inside, the eye and mouth openings have been reinforced with pasted paper. There is some pigment loss and minor chipping.

    Provenance: Gary Hendershott, Little Rock
    TAD Tribal Art & Design (Taylor A. Dale), Santa Fe



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    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    June, 2007
    7th Thursday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 1
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