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Visual Splendor: Decorative Arts & Photography

Wed, Jan 24, 2024 11:00AM EST
Lot 465

Boys' Initiation Mask N'Tomo Bambara Style

Estimate: $100 - $200

Bid Increments

Price Bid Increment
$0 $25
$300 $50
$1,000 $100
$3,000 $200
$5,000 $500
$10,000 $1,000
$20,000 $2,000
$50,000 $5,000
$100,000 $10,000
$500,000 $25,000
$1,000,000 $50,000
$10,000,000 $100,000
N'tomo boys' initiation mask. Carved wood with metal fittings. N'tomo masks are used by the Bambara people of West Africa.

Provenance: From the distinguished collection of the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN - proceeds from this sale will benefit their mission.

Height: 22 in x width: 9 in x depth: 6 in.
Walker

Condition

There are no major breaks, losses, or dents. The metal components are secure, excluding the bands along the vertical posts, which are slightly loose. There is dirt/dust accrued throughout the recessed areas. There is a network of small white accretions throughout, particularly along the interior. There are several labels affixed to the interior of the mask.

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