Mask - Beads, Wood - Cameroun

Mask - Beads, Wood - Cameroun
2nd half 20th century - Good condition, used with some signs of wear

A stunning bird mask covered with an enticing interplay of beads of varying shapes and sizes. The gorgeous head of this mask is adorned black and dark blue beads and sports a striking comb fashioned from vibrant red beads. The folded wings and tail of the sculpted bird are decorated with red, cyan and white beads in diamond and triangle shapes which are separated by alternating lines of white and deep blue beads. The whole piece is complemented by a gorgeous layer of patina.

Dimensions approx. 56 x 23 x 14 cm

This item comes with a signed and stamped certificate confirming its authenticity. All our lots are appraised and checked by Jos Humblet. Mr. Humblet (°1954, Brussels) graduated in 1978 as Master of Art at St. Lukas in Brussels. From 1978 until 1993 he worked at the Royal Museum of Fine Arts in Brussels, where he specialised in formal analysis of works of art. Mr. Humblet started collecting tribal art in 1980 and became a dealer in 1995, specialising in art from Kongo, Nigeria, Cameroon and Chad.

All items are packed with the utmost care and shipped insured with DHL Express.

Lot details
Region/ country
Beads, Wood
2nd half 20th century
Good condition, used with some signs of wear
Sold with stand
56×23×14 cm
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