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Mossi Mask with Female Figure, Burkina Faso

Estimate:

40,000 - 60,000 USD

Mossi Mask with Female Figure, Burkina Faso

Mossi Mask with Female Figure, Burkina Faso

Estimate:

40,000 - 60,000 USD

Lot sold:

69,300

USD

Mossi Mask with Female Figure, Burkina Faso


Height: 32 1/4 in (81.9 cm)

Very good condition overall. Marks, nicks, chips, scratches, and abrasions. An old loss apparent to the top of the hair. Loss to the front of the coiffure. The right ear missing. Some old wear to the toes. Hairline cracks in places. Old wear and losses to the back rim of the mask, more noticeably to the proper left side. A crack at the top with an old iron staple repair, presumably made in situ to the upper rim of the mask. Thick, old patina with some minor retouching in places, and rubbed wear to some of the edges in places, revealing the natural colour of the wood. Mounted on a modern metal stand.


In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective qualified opinion.

NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING CONDITION OF A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE PRINTED IN THE CATALOGUE.

Martin and Faith-Dorian Wright, New York