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Auction Closes At: 11:14:00 06/07/2010
Time Remaining: Closed
Lot# & Name: 005. Senufo Firespitter Helmet Mask
Estimate: $6,000-$9,000
Current High Bid: $2,200.00
Auction Closed(Final Price) $2,200.00

Category: African
Sub Category: West Africa
Culture or Country: Ivory Coast.
Period: --
Size: 22L.

Description: Large hollowed hemispherical helmet carved in form of a ferocious animal with large rounded eyes and projecting rectangular jaws displaying interlocking pointed teeth. The domed top of the head is adorned with small pointed horns having grooved texture, and smaller duiker horns all around back and on forehead. His strength is further enhanced by the chameleon balanced on back, tusks at sides of mouth, and small horns on top of jaws. Relief pierced ears on sides would have held adornments. Surface deposits, dessicated insect casing encrusted on side; medium brown patina. Custom base.
Provenance: Ex. Emory University, Michael Carlos Museum, Atlanta, GA., ex. William Arnett, Atlanta, GA.
Shipping Fee:
National: $42.00
International: $175.00 (This is approximate and for Postal Service. Prices may vary, especially for private carriers such as: FEDEX, UPS and BAX).

Senufo Firespitter Helmet Mask

BIDDER BID QTY Original Bid Time
1. oldglass $2,200.00 1 6/7/2010 11:08:27 AM
2. $2,100.00 1 6/7/2010 11:00:07 AM
3. ciculina $1,800.00 1 6/7/2010 10:09:27 AM
4. ozzy $1,250.00 1 6/7/2010 12:28:31 AM
5. serembe $1,200.00 1 6/6/2010 5:27:35 PM

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