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Thu, Nov 16, 2023 01:00PM EST - Fri, Nov 24, 2023 10:00AM EST
Lot 138

Moon Mask, Luba, Zaire

Estimate: $450 - $650

Bid Increments

Price Bid Increment
$0 $10
$100 $25
$500 $50
$1,000 $100
$2,000 $250
$5,000 $500
$20,000 $1,000
$50,000 $2,500
African Tribal Art: Luba People, Zaire, Moon Mask, 19th/20th Century. Carved wood stained Sienna-brown and black, with incised details enhanced with pigment.

Moon masks would have primarily danced in celebrations honoring the appearance of the new moon, a symbol of recognition, hope, and rebirth.

10.5H x 9.75W x 7.25D (inches).

Private Collection, Massachusetts, Private Collection, New York

Condition

African Tribal Art: Luba People, Zaire, Moon Mask, 19th/20th Century. Carved wood stained Sienna-brown and black, with incised details enhanced with pigment.

Moon masks would have primarily danced in celebrations honoring the appearance of the new moon, a symbol of recognition, hope, and rebirth.

10.5H x 9.75W x 7.25D (inches).

Private Collection, Massachusetts, Private Collection, New York

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