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A rare Dogon crocodile mask
Estimate
8,00012,000
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27
A rare Dogon crocodile mask
Estimate
8,00012,000
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

African, Oceanic and Pre-Columbian Art

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A rare Dogon crocodile mask
agye, of helmet-shaped form, the long, broad snout comprised of two plank-like projections bisected by a medial ridge of openwork zigzag design terminating in a ridged crest and framed by protruding conical eyes and two iron disc-like attachments, pierced at the rim of the mask and perimeter of the snout for attachment; varied aged and encrusted surface decorated with dots and geometric motifs in red, black and white pigment.
length 31in. 78.5cm
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Provenance

Collected by the owner in the Kendi District of Mali, April 10, 1967

Catalogue Note

Cf. Griaule (1963: 417, figure 74) for a closely related mask pictured in situ. See also (ibid.: 507, figure 126) for a sketch and discussion of another related mask.

African, Oceanic and Pre-Columbian Art

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New York