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Auction Closes At: 10:19:00 05/31/2011
Time Remaining: Closed
Lot# & Name: 005. North American Mask
Estimate: $2,500-$3,500
Current High Bid: $1,000.00
Auction Closed(Final Price) $1,000.00

Category: Ethnographic and Tribal Art
Sub Category: Native American (North America and Eskimo)
Culture or Country: North America.
Period: Ca. late 19th to early 20th century.
Size: 8-1/4H.

Description: An untraditional carved and painted wood face mask having perforated eyes and mouth. Animal hair tufts have been inserted along the upper rim. Incised and painted classic decorative elements on both cheeks with a goatee form around the mouth and chin. Perforated at the temples for attachment. Minor high point wear and some normal loss to the surface paint, otherwise intact, overall exc. cond. The origin of this mask appears to be Northwest Coast in the style of the decorative elements, however, it does not seem to conform to any known classical type. Furthermore the wood is quite dried, old and patinated and this is not of recent manufacture.
Provenance: Private NYC collection, acquired in the 1950s - 1960s., to present owner by descent.
Shipping Fee:
National: $25.00
International: $135.00 (This is approximate and for Postal Service. Prices may vary, especially for private carriers such as: FEDEX, UPS and BAX).

North American Mask

BIDDER BID QTY Original Bid Time
1. CHSFNY $1,000.00 1 5/31/2011 10:13:51 AM
2. Cro-Magnon-a $875.00 1 5/31/2011 10:08:09 AM
3. CHSFNY $850.00 1 5/31/2011 10:02:18 AM
4. Cro-Magnon-a $525.00 1 5/31/2011 8:56:53 AM
5. tap $500.00 1 5/30/2011 9:13:25 PM

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