Great old mask - Wood - Sukuma - Tanzania

Description
Great old mask - Wood - Sukuma - Tanzania
mid 20th century - Fair condition, used with visible signs of wear

A large old dance mask of the SUKUMA tribe from northern Tanzania. Mid of the 20th century. Powerful expression. Weathered patina with traces of golden yellow pigments. Dance mask that was used at the end of the dry season.
Comes without stand. With certificate of origin from the private collection of Maurice C.P. Verstuyf.
Private Belgian collection of
Maurice C.P. Verstuyf (° Etterbeek 1949) graduated in the Plastic arts department chart at the Upper St. Lukas Institute in Schaerbeek (Brussels) in 1971.

Maurice C.P. Verstuyf, aka Stef Verstuyf, was art director and creative director in several international advertising agencies until 2014 and started his collection of tribal art in the early 1970s.
This collection consists of masks and figurines (no weapons) mainly from CONGO (RDC) and also from GABON, ANGOLA, IVORY COAST, GHANA, TOGO, LIBERIA, CAMEROON, and NIGERIA.

Maurice C. P. Verstuyf aka Stef Verstuyf was an art director and creative director in various international advertising agencies and began his collection of African art in the 1970’s.
This collection of tribal art consists of different objects mainly from CONGO (RDC) and also TANZANIA, GABON, ANGOLA, COTE D’IVOIRE, GHANA, TOGO, LIBERIA, CAMEROON, and NIGERIA.

Lot details
Object
Great old mask
Ethnic group/ culture
Sukuma
Region/ country
Tanzania
Material
Wood
Period
Mid 20th century
Condition
Fair condition, used with visible signs of wear
Sold with stand
No
Dimensions
39×22×18 cm
Weight
2 kg
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