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Auction Closes At: 11:37:00 12/16/2020
Time Remaining: Closed
Lot# & Name: 599. Marka Ntomo Mask with Metal Appliques
Estimate: $1,500-$2,000
Current High Bid: $750.00
Auction Closed(Final Price) $750.00

Category: African
Sub Category: West Africa
Culture or Country: Mali.
Period: --
Size: 21-1/2H. (54.6cm).

Description: Ntomo society initiation mask carved of wood with typical tall comb headdress and applied with hammered and cut aluminum appliques and strips. Two raised bosses also appear below comb extension, and abstract face with four eyeholes, square mouth, and long nasal ridge covered with cut and chased aluminum detail. Dark brown-black smooth patina on wood. Few elements lightly crushed. See similar in Substances, and Ritual Applications on African Sculptures, ed. by Leonard Kahan, Donna Page, Pascal James Imperato, Indiana University Press, 2009, Plate 5. Similar examples in the Royal Ontario Museum and Barbier Muller Collection.
Provenance: Washington DC collection; acquired at Peaceable Kingdom Gallery, from old New England collection, 1988.
Shipping Fee:
National: $42.00
International: $179.00 (This is approximate and for Postal Service. Prices may vary, especially for private carriers such as: FEDEX, UPS and BAX).

Marka Ntomo Mask with Metal Appliques

BIDDER BID QTY Original Bid Time
1. ns $750.00 1 12/16/2020 11:27:46 AM

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