African Colonial Helmet Mask Yoruba Carved Wood

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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: African: Sculpture: Pre 1920: Item # 1054363
Forteleza Antiques Inc.
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103 Calle San Jose
San Juan, Puerto Rico 00901

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Early 20thc Colonial African Yoruba helmet mask-mounted,but easily removed-from special collection provenance furnished on request-mask represents colonial native constabulary-hat is French kepi-well carved with much character-surface wear and shrinkage cracks- left ear has minor damage-figure has tribal scars-helmet was used in dances and shows wear.unmounted 7 inches high-10 inches deep-7 inches wide-mounted 11 inches high -rare sculpture-museum quality-early 20thc