Everard Auctions and Appraisals
Live Auction

Fall Southern Estates and Collections: Session II

Wed, Oct 18, 2023 10:00AM EDT
Lot 668

African Passport Mask and 4 Standing Figures

Estimate: $400 - $600
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Property from the Estate of David Rapkin


African Passport Mask and 4 Standing Figures, comprising a wood passport mask, probably Dan, Liberia, with associated stand (5 3/8 in., wear and cracking to surface), a carved wood female figure, probably Mambila, Cameroon (9 in., wear to surface, some small age cracks), Provenance of the above: Exhibted "African Art in Unlikely Places: The David Rapkin Collection," University of Nebraska, Eisentrager-Howard Gallery, 2012; and three carved wood standing figures, one with cowrie shell eyes (11 1/2 in., wear to surface, hole through left leg) another female figure (9 5/8 in., multiple age cracks to wood) and another with trunk-like face (6 3/4 in., some cracking to bottom).

Measurements: Height: of largest, 11 1/2 in. x Width: 5 in. x Depth: 4 in.


Overall good condition, surface wear throughout, see description.

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