Bete Mask, Ivory Coast
Wood, brass tacks, fur
height 11in (28cm)
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".