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Exceptional three quarter helmet mask with classical Bakongo facial features. Rendered realistically with grinning face and remains of original mineral pigments. * One of only three known examples of the Sub-type. Exceptional patina and signs of field use and wear.* Published in Lehuard's exhaustive study of Bakongo masking traditions " Art Bakongo: Les Centres De Style ; Vol Three, Ill Les Masques" by Raoul Lehuard, 1989. Also in "Art d'Afrique Noire" 1993. The Mask itself measures 16 inches tall and will include a professional display stand. Provenance: Ex Kahan Gallery, NYC. *** This Lot is offered with a LIFETIME Guarantee to be authentic as stated, this is a cash back guarantee that does not expire.


Good, well handled

Rare Bakongo Helmet Mask / Yombe Subgroup : Published

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