African Fang Fertility Mask-ca 1930s

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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: African: Sculpture: Pre 1920: Item # 1090495

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Forteleza Antiques Inc.
103 Calle San Jose
San Juan, Puerto Rico 00901

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African Fang Fertility Mask-ca 1930s

African carved tropical hardwood Fang dance mask-mask is unusual not only in format as it appears as an abstract newborn or pregnant woman but also as it appears to have been worn on the arm or shoulder-cavity appears too narrow for a helmet mask- it has eyelets for attachment-piece is 1930s made from one piece of bas relief carved wood-small chip on one foot-mask is filthy from dirt-easily cleaned-sold as found directly from native African trader-21 inches by 7 inches--6.5 inches deep-sculpture is free standing-one of a kind

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