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    Sale 2257

    African and Oceanic Art: The Robert and Jean Shoenberg Collection

    14 November 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 35

    A CAMEROON GRASSFIELDS MASK

    CAMEROON

    Price Realised  

    A CAMEROON GRASSFIELDS MASK
    Cameroon
    Carved as the head of a ram, the open jaws with carved teeth, the eyes and ears in relief, the stylized horns carved as concentric circles, dark patina with kaolin enhancements.
    15 in. (38 cm.) high


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    See Homberger, L. (Ed.), Cameroon Art and Kings, Zurich, 2008, p.238, cat.134-135, for two similar masks. One is described by the author as a ram the other as a ram or hippopotamus, an animal not found in the Grassfields area.

    Provenance

    Gallery Kamer, New York, 1967