African polychrome Bird/Snake Colonial Mask

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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: African: Artifacts: Pre 1920: Item # 396230

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

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African polychrome Bird/Snake Colonial Mask

Unusual polychrome African carved colonial mask-was worn in rituals-significance of the fierce serpent ready to strike and bird is unknown-no condition problems-16 inches high-9.5 inches wide and 5 inches deep-color of face has deep blue or purple-a color that connotes passivity of which the mask has none

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