An Eskimo mask
Lot 6083Y
An Eskimo mask
Sold for US$ 23,900 inc. premium
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Eskimo and Northwest
An Eskimo mask
The unusual mask probably depicting a walrus-human transformation, conceived as a humanoid visage with small pierced eyes and oval pierced ears, the broad nose over a wide grinning mouth set with four animal teeth and a pair of ivory walrus tusks, much of the surface with an oily residue patina.
9 1/2in
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  • Provenance:
    ex-Andy Warhol: sold by Sotheby's, New York, 4/28/88, lot 2629.
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