14 November 2008,
Price realised USD 938
USD 3,000 - USD 5,000
A CAMEROON GRASSFIELDS MASK
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.
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