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    A Kuba Helmet Mask
    Democratic Republic of Congo

    Unusual helmet mask. Wood with natural raffia cloth covering the back which is trimmed with cowrie shells and tufts of fiber. The head has a tall domed forehead with a black circle resembling a cog painted on the front. Below the eyes the face is painted in chevrons and rows of triangles in yellow ocher, black, and white. The projecting conical mouth also painted.

    Height: 26 inches , excluding raffia attachments


    Estimate: $700 - $1,000.

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    Auction Dates
    November
    20th Friday
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    2 Days 22h 8m
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