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|Samo Tribe, Burkina Faso 1920-1950|
The Samo are a small tribe near the Malian border who are identified primarily by their rare dialect. They have no well-known artistic tradition and any artistic production has typically been attributed to the more populated and culturally dominant Lobi and Mossi Tribes. This rare mask, with remains of a foam protective coating within the interior of the helmet, likely was part of some type of harvest-related masquerade. Little more than this is known; but for a mask collector or a collector of art from Burkina Faso, this rare helmet would be an outstanding addition to the collection. There are some masquerade types of enigmatic masks from the region in "Land of the Flying Masks" and in various archives that are also archetypal; it is also fascinating to have the original padding still affixed to the inside of the helmet.
|Lot ID: 10|
|Low Estimate: $1,200|
|High Estimate: $3,200|
|Next Bid: $600|
|Sale ID: 6|
|Sale Date: July 28, 2016|
|Sale Location: Virtual Auction|
|Sale Sponsor: African Artworks from Berz Gallery of African Art|
|Sale Terms: View here|
|Live Bidding Link: SALE CLOSED|
|Location of Origin: Africa|
|Medium/Materials: wood (one piece), foam padding for head of dancer (inside), stain, polycrhome paint, encrustation|
|Dimensions: 20.5" (52.07 cm) height x 9" (22.86 cm) width|
|Primary Classification: African Artwork, Ethnographic & Tribal Arts : African Art : Country - Cameroon|
|Secondary Classification: African Artwork, Ethnographic & Tribal Arts : African Art : Object Type - Mask|
|C. Roy," Land of the Flying Masks".|
|Provenance: Collected en situ Karaboro Region, Burkina Faso; Exhibition History: Vetted as authentic by a committee of tribal art experts and exhibited at The New York Tribal Show, 2009|
|Price:||Price on Request|
|Offered By:||CLOSED: African Artworks : 146 Lots : July 28-30|
|Contact:||The Curator's Eye|
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