Provenance: Former private collection of African art, Belgium-France
Sold with a certificate of authenticity.
This piece can be viewed during the auction.
Secured shipment or pick up on site, at the gallery.
Mask in an oblong shape, offering a visual link with artists such as Modigliani and Picasso.
Devoid of any religious function, this mask intervenes for the ending of ceremonies, it was explicitly created to evoke a person, deceased or living.
See Biro (in African Art, New York and the Avant-Garde, 2012, p.24) for a mask in a comparable style, which entered the collection of Juan and Anna Marie Hamilton before 1914, the photograph was taken during the exhibition at the Brooklyn Museum, in 1937 © Brooklyn Museum.
Literature: Spinden, African Negro Art from the collection of Frank Crowninshield, 1937, n°111 (unillustrated).
Arts d’Afrique Noire, n° 79, autumn 1991, p.37.
- Región / país
- Costa de Marfil
- 1ª mitad siglo XX
- En buen estado, usado con algunos signos de desgaste
- Se vende con soporte
- 37×14×0 cm