Lot 113: African Songe Kifebwe Carved Wood Mask, Sotheby’s 2000, Private Collection
October 22, 2016
St. Augustine, FL, USALive Auction
Description: This is a Vintage African Songe Kifebwe Carved Wood Mask, Sotheby’s 2000, Private Collection. The mask of hollowed oblong form and pierced around the rim for attachment, the protruding pierced square mouth beneath the stylized nose leading to the single crested coiffure, flanked by protruding cylindrical eyes pierced through, the surface decorated with a radiating linear motif carved in low relief; aged and weathered patina with red, white and black pigment, minor cracking an wear, measuring approximately 24”. This wonderful piece comes from the Rhodes-Nadler Collection, and this is the first opportunity that several of the pieces from this collection are being offered for sale to the public. Please view the photos, or in person carefully to determine the age, condition, and quality of this lot. Please Note: All items are sold As-is, Where-is, with no warranties or guarantees, expressed or implied. We DO NOT offer Refunds, Returns or Exchanges. All sales are Final. We want you to be happy with your purchases, so please preview the items carefully before bidding. We do our best to describe items, but it is your responsibility to determine accuracy, authenticity, condition, age, quality, etc. If you are not certain about an item, please do not Bid without satisfying your concerns beforehand.