Dan Mask, Liberia
Lot 126
Dan Mask, Liberia
Sold for US$ 10,625 inc. premium
Auction Details
Dan Mask, Liberia
Lot Details
Dan Mask, Liberia
height 9in (22.9cm)
Wood, metal

Josef Mueller, Solothurn
(handwritten tag on reverse by Josef Mueller: "Wobe")
Barbier-Mueller Museum, Geneva
Private Collection, Switzerland

The hollowed, oval mask is pierced around the edges, eyes and below the nostrils, the slightly open mouth with uniformly inset metal teeth. The artist has intricately accentuated the surface with linear incisions on the domed forehead, cheeks and chin; the surface overall shows much age and patina indicative of much use.
  1. Fredric Backlar
    Specialist - African, Oceanic and Pre-Columbian Art
    7601 W. Sunset Boulevard
    Los Angeles, 90046
    United States
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