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The December 2023 Auctions: Day Two

Fri, Dec 15, 2023 11:00AM EST
Lot 1438

Fang Peoples, Gabon, Polychromed Carved Wood Ngil Style Mask, H 16", W 7.5"

Estimate: $100 - $200

Bid Increments

Price Bid Increment
$0 $5
$30 $10
$100 $25
$400 $50
$900 $100
$2,000 $250
$5,000 $500
$10,000 $1,000
$20,000 $2,500
$50,000 $5,000
$150,000 $10,000
Mask has stylistic similarities with Fang Ngil masks, including arched eyebrows, a rounded forehead, scarification marks, narrow eye openings, and white pigment, possibly kaolin. Provenance: Property from a Bloomfield Township, MI private collection.

Condition

Good condition with no breaks or repairs. Possible loss of white pigment from face of mask, as Ngil masks were typically white. | Please note all lots show signs of wear commensurate with age and use, and the lack of a statement regarding condition does not imply the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from defects or the effects of aging. Unless otherwise stated, all information provided is the opinion of DuMouchelles' specialists. Should you have any specific questions regarding the condition of this lot, please use the “Request Condition Report” or “Ask a Question” buttons or email conditions@dumoart.com.