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Auction Description for Waddington's: African Art
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Sale Notes:
Buyer's Premium is 20% up to $50,000 and 15% in excess of $50,000. To bid on this sale please go to http://auctions.waddingtons.ca/

African Art

by Waddington's

Platinum House

60 lots with images

July 11, 2013

275 King Street E

2nd Floor

Toronto, ON, M5A 1K2 Canada

Phone: +1 416 504 9100

Fax: +1 416 504 0033

Email: info@waddingtons.ca

Punu Face Mask, Gabon

Lot 1: Punu Face Mask, Gabon

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Description: Punu Face Mask, Gabon Wood. Of typical form and with eight-part coiffure, slit eyes, and pursed lips, the face painted white with traces of red polychrome, minor chips to hair and right ear, some wear to edges, minor loss to pigment, height 17.7" - 45 cm.

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Yoruba Helmet Mask, Nigeria

Lot 2: Yoruba Helmet Mask, Nigeria

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Description: Yoruba Helmet Mask, Nigeria Wood painted black with remnants of red polychrome. With a pair of tall curved horns above the large domed head carved with bulging eyes, a broad nose, and pursed lips, with three vertical marks along either side of the cheek, large age crack along the face over the right eye, large split along the back, height 18.9" - 48 cm.

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Spirit Helmet Mask, Nigeria

Lot 3: Spirit Helmet Mask, Nigeria

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Description: Spirit Helmet Mask, Nigeria Wood, painted black with remnants of blue and brown in hair, face painted white. The small face surmounted by a tall coiffure, chip and crack to the largest portion of the coiffure, minor losses on bottom edge, large age crack on left side of head, height 16.9" - 43 cm.

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Yoruba Helmet-Mask, Nigeria

Lot 4: Yoruba Helmet-Mask, Nigeria

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Description: Yoruba Helmet-Mask, Nigeria Wood. With a rounded face and compressed features, surmounted by an elaborate headdress comprised of thick cylindrical section and containing a smaller standing figure and canine, overall wear, cracks along the flat top and the smaller standing figure, 16.9" x 14" x 15.4" - 43 x 35.5 x 39 cm.

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Yoruba Helmet Mask, Nigeria

Lot 5: Yoruba Helmet Mask, Nigeria

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Description: Yoruba Helmet Mask, Nigeria Wood. Of oval-form with a bird perched to the top grasping a large serpent in its beak TOGETHER WITH a secondary helmet mask with inset red beading arranged across the crown of the head and along the eyebrow, area above the left side of the ear has been restored, minor cracks throughout, surface wear; smaller helmet mask: losses in red beading, some beading loose, 9.4" x 13.4" - 24 x 34 cm.

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