Lot 13
  • 13

A fine Dogon mask

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Description

  • 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.

Provenance

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

Catalogue Note

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.
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