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July 31, 2016 : SALE CLOSED
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Marka/Warka masks like this well-designed example were historically used in the context of initiation associations known as jow in which men learn, over the course of many years, the skills they will need to function as adult members of society. They also learn witchcraft, medicine and about themselves and the world. This style of mask was used by the highest of the jow, the kore. It is a fine mask, with Johnson Museum at Cornell University in New York. Bearing a resemblance to many of Giacometti's sculptures, this style of mask has had a signficant and enduring influence on modern art dating back to the abstract impressionist period in the earliest part of the 1900s.
|Lot ID: 74|
|Low Estimate: $4,000|
|High Estimate: $8,000|
|Next Bid: $2,000|
|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, brass, metal tacks, stain|
|Dimensions: 14" (35.56 cm) height x 7" (17.78 cm) width|
|Primary Classification: African Artwork, Ethnographic & Tribal Arts : African Art : Country - Mali|
|Secondary Classification: African Artwork, Ethnographic & Tribal Arts : African Art : Object Type - Mask|
|Herzog, African Masks, Visona, A History of Art in Africa; Bacquart, The Tribal Arts of Africa|
|Provenance: This mask was a gift to from Noyes Huston in 1979 to the Johnson Museum at Cornell University, NY. Per Johnson Museum staff, it was most likely deaccessioned at Vestal, NY, 1994. It was later acquired from a private American collector.|
|Price:||Price on Request|
|Offered By:||CLOSED: African Artworks : 146 Lots : July 28-30|
|Contact:||The Curator's Eye|
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