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Lot 5494: initation mask

Glass, porcelain, antiques and collectibles

by Henry's Auktionshaus AG

October 29, 2016

Mutterstadt, Germany

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Description: initation mask the Mbuya-players, representinga ruler, Bapende, Katundu-style, 20th c., wood, remains of ancient brown yellow painting, abraded, continuous abstract decor in three edges, tribal symbols, mounting holesfor bast, respectively hair, traces of age, traces of use, Mask was in cult, beautiful grown Patina, similar item, Elsy Leuzinger, Die Kunst von Schwarz-Afrika, 1976, P. 194, T 3, H.approx. 55cm, D.approx. 18,5cm . German Description: Initationsmaske der Mbuya-Spieler, einen Herrscher darstellend, Bapende, Katundu-Stil, 20. Jh., Holz, Reste alter brauner gelber Bemalung, berieben, durchgehend abstrakter Dekor in drei Ecken, Stammeszeichen, Befestigungslöcher für Bast bzw. Haare, Altersspuren, Gebrauchsspuren, Maske war im Kult, schöne gewachsene Patina, ähnliches Stück, Elsy Leuzinger, Die Kunst von Schwarz- Afrika, 1976, S.194, T 3, H.ca. 55cm, D.ca. 18,5cm

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