Everard Auctions and Appraisals
Live Auction

Winter Southern Estates and Collections: Session I

Tue, Feb 28, 2023 10:00AM EST
Lot 269

2 Large African Masks

Estimate: $200 - $300

Bid Increments

Price Bid Increment
$0 $10
$100 $25
$500 $50
$1,000 $100
$3,000 $250
$5,000 $500
$10,000 $1,000
$30,000 $2,500
$100,000 $5,000
$300,000 $10,000


2 Large African Masks, a large unpainted three horned mask with documentation from 'David Gallery Ethnographic Art' dated September 4, 1980 listing it as from Bambara tribe, Mali, replacement value of $175, and a painted and carved wood mask with elaborate hair and carved eye slits with appraisal documentation from David Gallery Ethnographic Art dated 8/5/81, describing it as a 20th century 'Idoma mask' from Nigeria with an estimated value of $1200. Size of painted mask: 13 in. x 7 in. x 8 1/2 in.

Measurements: Height: of largest 23 in. x Width: 9 in. x Depth: 7 in.


Overall good condition, old marks, scratches, and age cracks to wood, losses to edges and wear and losses to painted surface on smaller mask.

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