The roughly carved facial features of this stout Bamum mask contrast beautifully with the smooth texture and shape of the surface of the wood. The craftsman obviously did not care too much for symmetry, as both the eyes, nose and ears are quite lopsided. A charming piece with some age related wear that beautifully compliment the design.
Origin: Cameroon Grasslands
Dimensions approx 35 x 28 x 18 cm
This item comes with a signed and stamped certificate confirming its authenticity. All our lots are appraised and checked by Jos Humblet. Mr. Humblet (°1954, Brussels) graduated in 1978 as Master of Art at St. Lukas in Brussels. From 1978 until 1993 he worked at the Royal Museum of Fine Arts in Brussels, where he specialised in formal analysis of works of art. Mr. Humblet started collecting tribal art in 1980 and became a dealer in 1995, specialising in art from Kongo, Nigeria, Cameroon and Chad.
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- Regione / Paese
- Seconda metà XX secolo
- Buone condizioni
- Con supporto incluso
- 35×28×18 cm