Bete Mask, Ivory Coast height 11in (28cm)
Lot 118Y
Bete Mask, Ivory Coast height 11in (28cm)
US$ 7,000 - 9,000
€5,100 - 6,500
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Bete Mask, Ivory Coast
nyabwa
Wood, brass tacks, fur
height 11in (28cm)

Provenance:
Alfred L. Scheinberg, Inc., New York
Private Collection, New York, acquired from the above in 1988

A highly abstract mask with facial protuberances amongst openwork negative space. The domed forehead projects over the slit, domed eyes, an elongated nose and open mouth; fine dark brown patina with encrustations, brass tacks decorated throughout and an applied fur "beard".
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  1. Fredric Backlar
    Specialist - African, Oceanic and Pre-Columbian Art
    Bonhams
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