1st half 20th century - Vintage - used with visible signs of wear
|Object:||Mask (More lots)|
|Indigenous object name:||Provenance Donald Taitt|
|Ethnic group/ culture:||Ituri|
|Region/ country:||Congo DRC|
|Period:||1st half 20th century|
|Condition:||Vintage - used with visible signs of wear|
|Sold with stand:||Yes|
Provenance: Donald Taitt, an abstract painter from Paris born in 1930 who collected African Art..
This mask is coming from the Ituri Rainforest in northeastern Congo where a lot of small tribes live, mostly unknown but with great stylistic similarities and collectively referred to as ‘Ituri masks’ .
The present mask is visibly very old with clearly several layers of white, red, and brown pigments on his cubistic carved surface. The half moon ears nearly disappeared due to erosion, the eyes are two small rounded squares , the mouth is linear with three lines on both sides, the cheeks a red cross, under layer is dark, with some white kaolin remains, all flat surfaces. This is pure ‘Cubism’ – and yet it comes from so-called ‘primitive art’!
This extremely interesting mask from the Ituri Rainforest in the Congo, is made of light brown coloured, lightweight wood, the under layer is black pigmented and subsequently coloured in white on the front side with kaolin . Brown on the inside more shiny patina on the lower inside part. Overall it shows excellent old usage patina on the front and back, slight insect damages and age-related damage (colour scuffed and edges chipped).
Masks from this area are quite rare to find, this one has a strong presence, and comes from the well known Donald Taitt collection.
First half of the 20th century;
H: 26 cm. (ME)
Photo ill.: Pygmy-Elder-in-Mask by Randy Olson 2004
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David Norden is a third generation antique dealers, dealing in African Art in Antwerp-Belgium since 1992.
I do not buy directly from Africa, and try to avoid objects made only for decoration. Nearly all the objects I sell are 50 years or older. My objects are coming from private and known collections, small and big auction houses from around the world, from exchanges with other collectors, or from other dealers.
I favor figurative masks and figures, and fine quality of carvings with good age.
All lots from David Norden's collection are sold with a written description of the tribe and David Norden private opinion .
All lots may be viewed or picked up in David Norden's African Antiques Art Gallery in Antwerp.
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A FREE WRITTEN DESCRIPTION IS INCLUDED IN EACH PACKAGE, and from time to time you will find a surprise gift inside your package.
Please note: seller guarantees the authenticity as described.
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