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Aduma Mask, Gabon

Estimate:

6,000 - 9,000 USD

Property from a Private Collection, Washington D.C.

Aduma Mask, Gabon

Aduma Mask, Gabon

Estimate:

6,000 - 9,000 USD

Lot sold:

8,820

USD

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Property from a Private Collection, Washington D.C.

Aduma Mask, Gabon


The reverse of the mask with a Segy Gallery label, printed in red ink; a label printed in black ink: “911”; another printed in black ink: “02”; handwritten inscription on old tape, which reads "Adoumas Gabon / Use not determined, probably initiation ceremony for adolescent male secret society". Another label above that mostly illegible.  

Height: 11 1/8 in (27.9 cm)

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Ladislas Segy, New York (inv. no. 911)
Private Collection, Washington D.C., acquired from the above on May 18, 1965