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    Sale 2257

    African and Oceanic Art: The Robert and Jean Shoenberg Collection

    14 November 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 55

    A SONGYE SMALL MASK

    DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF THE CONGO

    Price Realised  

    A SONGYE SMALL MASK
    Democratic Republic of the Congo
    With protuberant rectangular mouth, the flat nose continuing as a shallow ridge to the center of the forehead, slits to the centers of the lenticular eyes, carved all over with alternate bands of white and black, red pigment in the recessed mouth.
    7¾ in. (19.5 cm.) high


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    Provenance

    Julius Carlebach, New York, 1957