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Auction Closes At: 11:00:00 12/13/2017
Time Remaining: Closed
Lot# & Name: 482. We Guere-Wobe Mask with Shells & Bells
Estimate: $3,000-$5,000
Current High Bid: $1,700.00
Auction Closed(Final Price) $1,700.00

Category: African
Sub Category: West Africa
Culture or Country: Ivory Coast.
Period: --
Size: 11-1/4”H.

Description: Female mask sensitively carved with distinctive bulging eyes with narrow slits, wide nose, parted lips with inserted teeth and high sloping brow with indented brows and raised center ridge. The brows and concave eye area highlighted with white and red pigment. Hair is formed with thick white fiber packed with white chalk pigment and attached with center brass diadem, rings, chain links and animal teeth. The lower section of the mask surrounded by multiple brass bells, pointed bone beads and animal fur strips around the sides. Deposits encrusted in the bells and chin, smooth patina. Custom base. See similar mask in “For Spirits and Kings: African Art from the Tishman Collection” no. 32, p. 69.
Provenance: Private US Collection. Ex. Michael Oliver, New York.
Shipping Fee:
National: $37.00
International: $145.00 (This is approximate and for Postal Service. Prices may vary, especially for private carriers such as: FEDEX, UPS and BAX).

We Guere-Wobe Mask with Shells & Bells

BIDDER BID QTY Original Bid Time
1. alex82 $1,700.00 1 12/13/2017 9:20:19 AM
2. Mnr $1,600.00 1 11/30/2017 5:34:45 PM

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