Photograph © Tim Hamill
MAKONDE, HELMET MASK 15, 8", $425, SOLD
This mask is an unusual exception to the normally realistic heads which include strong, portrait-like features, real human hair applied in shaved patterns and raised facial scarification. They represented an ancestral spirit in initiation ceremonies and served to express their moral code.
Despite its appearance, we believe this mask was made to be sold.
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