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    Sale 2257

    African and Oceanic Art: The Robert and Jean Shoenberg Collection

    14 November 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 62

    A SRI LANKA MASK

    SRI LANKA

    Price Realised  

    A SRI LANKA MASK
    Sri Lanka
    The grotesque face with projecting tongue in the pierced jaws with carved teeth, bulbous eyes, the broad nose with flared nostrils, a cobra emanating from each corner of the mouth and from each nostril, circular ears, surmounted by four entwined cobras, painted in various colors, painted number A3958 and old museum label.
    17½ in. (44.5 cm.) high


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    Provenance

    Umlauff Museum, Hamburg, no.160
    Lemaire Gallery, Amsterdam, 1969