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Auction: 2006, Spring Decorative Arts, June 17
was auctioned on: 16 June 2006
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Senufo Style Firespitter Mask, Wanyugo,

Estimate: n. a.
Price realised:  US$920
Lot number 449, Views: 12

from Ivory Coast. Hand-carved wooden mask in double-headed helmet style with jaws of a hyena and tusks of a wart hog. Mask with holes around base for attaching to costume. This especially dangerous mask breathes fire or swarms of bees, length 29" x height 14". Wanyugo masks appear in groups after dark and protect the community from sorcerers and soul-stealers. The small cup with two chameleons held magical substances and gave the mask extraordinary powers. Condition: Excellent.

Informations about the auction
Auction house: Cowan's Auctions, Inc.
Title: 2006, Spring Decorative Arts, June 17
Date of the auction: 16 Jun 2006
Address: Cowan's Auctions, Inc.
Este Ave 6270
OH 45232 Cincinnati
United States
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