- Item Description
We are pleased to present this African Tribal Mask for your consideration. It has a long and narrow Face with two eye openings on the front and a breathing hole on the top surface. Attached to the Face is hand carved wood in the shape of two curved Horns. Two carved Birds are found at the center, and connect the two Horn ends. Below the Face is a Wattle and Daub woven base.
The Mask measures 15 inches from the bottom of the Face to the top of the outer Bird. It is 9-1/2 inches wide at the bottom of the base, and 9 inches deep from the top of the Face to the bottom of the base. The Face alone is 8-1/2 inches high and 4 inches wide. We have not found any identifying marks on the piece.
The Bird and Horn structure is solid, but there are several spots that appear to be repaired breaks. The wood has been rejoined slightly out of alignment. This is also the case with the black protruding piece of wood on the lower left side of the Face. There are several slight separations visible on the inside where the Wattle and Daub structure joins the Face. Several similar separations are found on the outside in the same area, but they do not appear to be recent, and there is no loose material. We rate the overall condition as good to very good (see pictures).
This is an impressive and eye catching decorative piece. It would make a wonderful addition to any collection!
- Item Dimensions
Height = 15.000 inches
Width = 9.500 inches
Depth = 9.000 inches
Diameter = 0.000 inches
Weight = 1.250 pounds