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Fang Mask, Gabon

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Estimate: US$10,000 - US$15,000
Price realised:  US$11,475
Lot number 22, Views: 19

ngil Wood, pigment height 12 3/4in (32.5) Provenance Henri Kamer/Alan Brandt, New York Robert and Nancy Nooter Collection, Washington, D.C., acquired from the above in 1968 Published Robbins, Warren (Introduction), African Art in Washington Collections, Museum of African Art, 1972, pg. 38 Exhibited Washington, D.C., African Art in Washington Collections, Museum of African Art, 1972 Although diminutive in form and features, the artist has captured a primal essence of expression with a simple curvilinear brow leading to the flared nose separating two slit eyes and bordered by C-form ears; the facial plane convex with a flat top and hollowed out interior; light brown wood with kaolin highlights on the face with areas of encrustations.

Informations about the auction
Auction house: Bonhams London
Title: African, Oceanic and Pre-Columbian ArtIncluding the Robert & Nancy Nooter Collection
Date of the auction: 11 May 2021
Address: Bonhams London
New York