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Lot 211African Carved and Painted Soft Wood Goma Mask
Northwestern end of Lake Tanganyika, Congo
The male head featured with large penetrating almond-shaped eyes and curved nose, the convex surface incised with abstract curved and linear tribal designs. Height 13 1/4 inches, width 8 3/4 inches.


C The Collection of Jane and John Gunther

Sold for $1,008
Estimate $1,500-3,000

restoration to breakage at the top of head, including glue repair; chip losses to both lips; chip losses and abrasions to the outer rim edges of the right facing ear; similar (but more minor) abrasions to the outer rim edges of the left facing ear; scattered scuff marks; there is a hairline crack extending upwards from the chin area; the eyes are pierce; the nose is not fully pierced; the mouth is pierced; there is a small drill hole located at the right side of the figure's chin area; small area of loss to the wood at the top edge of the head; there are remnants of a protruding small element at the top center of the head; etc.


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