Lot 205: A fine Suku helmet mask

A fine Suku helmet mask. Suku people, DR Congo. H: 15”. Of classical form, the mask with whited face, and large eyes with heavy lids, the cheeks incised with unusual design elements, the mouth open displaying teeth. Atop the head a quadruped, possibly a dog. The perimeter pierced fro attachment of fiber ruff. This lot was examined and deemed authentic by Arthur P. Bourgeois, expert on the Yaka and Suku. Ex. NY private collection.


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