Bamana Mask, Mali height 12 1/2in (31.7cm)
Lot 103Y
Bamana Mask, Mali height 12 1/2in (31.7cm)
US$ 8,000 - 12,000
€5,800 - 8,700
Auction Details
Bamana Mask, Mali height 12 1/2in (31.7cm)
Lot Details
Bamana Mask, Mali
Wood, cowrie shells, putty
height 12 1/2in (31.7cm)

Julius Carlebach Gallery, New York, acquired in the 1950s
Josepha Carlebach, New York
American Private Collection

This finely carved ntomo mask is covered all over the front surface with cowrie shells and has six horns in a row above a diminutive, abstract face with triangular pierce eyes and linear nose, probably carved for use by a young man. The rear is hollowed and heavily adzed with ancient, dark brown/black patina with encrustations.
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  1. Fredric Backlar
    Specialist - African, Oceanic and Pre-Columbian Art
    7601 W. Sunset Boulevard
    Los Angeles, 90046
    United States
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