A fine Dogon mask
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- height 13in. 33cm
aio, of hollowed form and pierced around the rim for attachment, the raised, diamond-shaped facial plane with a tri-partite ridge framing the square eyes, the domed crown with demilune ears bisected by a medial ridge; varied and encrusted medium to greyish brown patina.
René Rasmussen, Paris
Langlois Collection, Paris
Merton D. Simpson, New York
Donald Morris Gallery, Detroit and New York
Morris Pinto, New York
Sotheby's New York, November 20, 1990, lot 41
Cf. Leloup (1994: 563) for a related mask and Bastin (1984: 64, figure 9) for a sketch by Griaule in Masques Dogon (1938) of another related mask.