African & Aboriginal
Chokwe Mwna Pwo Mask, Angola / DR of Congo
Material/Medium: Wood, hairdo from braided plant fibres.
Personal Notes About This Work: Second half of the 20th century.
Igbo Obodo Enyi Izi Elephant Headcrest, Nigeria
Material/Medium: Wood and pigments
Personal Notes About This Work: Mid 20th century.
Pende Deformity Mask, distorted face in three colors.
Material/Medium: wood, grass rope, pigments
Personal Notes About This Work: Mid 20th century, beautiful example with plenty of character.
Chokwe Utenu Mask - Zaire Zambia
Material/Medium: Fabric, grass net, organic material compressed to form face.
Personal Notes About This Work: Early 20th century. Former collection of Mr. Alfred Austerlitz, N.Y.