Lot 185A: A fine and old Bamana N’Tomo mask

A fine and old Bamana N’Tomo mask. Bamana people, Mali H: 29". Of powerful cubistic form, the mask with elongated face, above seven projecting ‘horns’ and an antelope heading rising from the forehead above a pair of breasts. Small eyes and mouth and elongated nose. Wax and other resinous materials adhering to the ‘horns’ that probably were once covered in cowrie shells and Abrus seeds. Some light incising to the brow. Fine variegated surface. A fine example. On a custom base. Ex. Irwin Cernic collection, NY

Price Realized: $750

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