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30. Shoulder mask of the Bouti society - FANG - Gabon

Shoulder mask of the Bouti society - FANG - Gabon

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$ 648 Bidder 5942
08-11-2014 22:36:13
$ 507 Bidder 5942
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$ 486 Bidder 1515
01-11-2014 21:04:41
$ 162 Bidder 5751
31-10-2014 13:30:12

Around 1935 - Good condition

A great and rare Fang shoulder mask. Fine acquired patina. Small section of op rear side has been eaten by insects.
The pictures provide a goo dimpression.
These little 'passport' masks were worn on the shoulders and originally had a beard of raffia. This is quite a large copy, as 'passport' masks go.

Height: 27 cm, including its custom made metal pedestal it is 40 cm in height.
Light wood with honey-coloured patina, white kaolin powder on the face.

Provenance: Chris Wild.
Age: 1930's

KCan be viewed or picked up, if desired, at David Norden's African Antiques Shop in Antwerp.
Sold with a written description of the tribe and with the private opinion of David Norden.

Free delivery. Sent by insured and registered mail with Track & Trace. May also be picked up at David Norden's in Antwerp, by arrangement only.

Please note: seller guarantees this product's authenticity.

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Feedback score: 98.5%
Reviews given: 66
Member since: July 1, 2014
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    great headrest, very quick shipping, always again thanks !!!

    Wodimi March 14, 2017

  • Fantastic pieces, great communication and fast delivery. Great guy, Thank you

    ExquisiteAfricanArt March 6, 2017

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    L'achat n'a pu être finalisé mais le vendeur m'a appelé et j'ai accepté ses explications franches et le remboursement.

    pierreguerin2 February 19, 2017

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    Transaction parfaite

    PRIMDAN February 10, 2017

  • Reclamar a Catawiki a la menor incidencia. La figura llegó mal embalada y rota!. He tenido que devolverla al vendedor y este "señor" no ha querido reembolsarme los gastos. Mal profesional.

    kiti14 January 30, 2017

    Response by seller
    Accidents can happen during transport. the feets of a terracota figure broke during transport.Client has been paid back.

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