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Auction Closes At: 11:14:00 12/13/2017
Time Remaining: 22Day(s) 10Hour(s) 6min(s) 47sec(s)
Lot# & Name: 489. Loma “Angbai” Mask
Estimate: $2,500-$3,500
Current High Bid: --
Next Bid Needed: $1,250.00

Category: African
Sub Category: West Africa
Culture or Country: Liberia/Guinea.
Period: --
Size: 20”H.

Description: Plank-like mask of semicircular form, with flat facial plane, small eyeholes, curved projecting forehead, and three curved horns atop. Weathered surface. Dark brown-black patina showing good age and use. Worn at Poro society events, the “angbai” masks protect participants from the “hale”, specialized spiritual knowledge and medicine. cf. “Visions from the Forests: The Art of Liberia and Sierra Leone”, p. 158-9.
Provenance: Collection of William Siegmann, Curator Emeritus, Brooklyn Museum.
Shipping Fee:
National: $35.00
International: $135.00 (This is approximate and for Postal Service. Prices may vary, especially for private carriers such as: FEDEX, UPS and BAX).
   




Loma “Angbai” Mask

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