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Auction Closes At: 16:19:00 12/12/2018
Time Remaining: Closed
Lot# & Name: 648. Baule Portrait Mask with Comb Headdress
Estimate: $1,000-$1,500
Current High Bid: $1,600.00
Auction Closed(Final Price) $1,600.00

Category: African
Sub Category: West Africa
Culture or Country: Ivory Coast.
Period: --
Size: 16”H. (40.6cm)

Description: Fine hardwood “mblo” mask carved with elements representing ideal characteristics of an honored person, oval face with high rounded forehead is framed with geometricized coiffure of repeating triangular pattern, high arching segmented brows, narrow nose, and tiny mouth highlighted with white kaolin pigment. The lower half of the face lined with serrated beard and goatee. A seven tined comb emerges from the top of the head, representative of beauty and refinement. Dark brown patina with some burnished lighter brown areas from handling, hairline cracks, encrusted deposits on interior.
Provenance: Private California collection.
Shipping Fee:
National: $34.00
International: $135.00 (This is approximate and for Postal Service. Prices may vary, especially for private carriers such as: FEDEX, UPS and BAX).

Baule Portrait Mask with Comb Headdress

BIDDER BID QTY Original Bid Time
1. Paca $1,600.00 1 12/12/2018 4:13:56 PM
2. muluc23 $1,500.00 1 12/12/2018 4:13:19 PM
3. Paca $1,450.00 1 12/12/2018 4:04:19 PM
4. muluc23 $1,450.00(losing tie) 1 12/12/2018 4:13:13 PM
5. muluc23 $1,350.00 1 12/12/2018 4:03:21 PM

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