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Bruce Frank Primitive Art
New York City, NY
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Fetish Passport Mask

Loma, Guinea
Early 20th c.

This is a superb miniature angbai Loma mask. Its small scale is noteworthy because of its rarity; full size masks are much more common than this particular type. The overall quality is outstanding. The sculpture is tight; carved from a very hardwood with an incredible rich yet raw ‘bush’ patina. On its back the mask still retains its original fetish pack made from sacrificial materials, it is covered with a very dry and encrusted animal skin. The fetish charge is what gave this mask its power. In excellent “untouched” condition.

Fetish Passport Mask

Loma, Guinea
Early 20th c.

This is a superb miniature angbai Loma mask. Its small scale is noteworthy because of its rarity; full size masks are much more common than this particular type. The overall quality is outstanding. The sculpture is tight; carved from a very hardwood with an incredible rich yet raw ‘bush’ patina. On its back the mask still retains its original fetish pack made from sacrificial materials, it is covered with a very dry and encrusted animal skin. The fetish charge is what gave this mask its power. In excellent “untouched” condition.

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