A Dogon mask
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- 15 1/2 in. 39.4cm
samana, of highly abstract hollowed rhomboid form, pierced at each lower flank for attachment, the rectangular facial plane punctuated by a protruding mouth beneath a vertical projecting plank nose framed by pierced rectangular eyes beneath an overhanging domed brow terminating in a single crested coiffure; varied weathered patina with areas of black pigment and encrustation.
For a closely related mask see Sotheby's New York, May 19, 2000, lot 177.