African Mask

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ethnographic art & artifacts
Miami, Florida USA
Description from user:

I inherited this wood mask from my father, who passed away in November 2022. He lived in Lagos, Nigeria in the late 1960s. If you could please provide me with its value in November 2022 and now

Answered within about 15 hours
By Delia
Oct 02, 22:48 UTC
Fair Market Value
$150 - $200 USD
Suggested Asking Price $250 USD
What does this mean?

Hi Christine,

Thank you for contacting Mearto with your appraisal inquiry.
Like the candlestick, this was probably made for the export/tourist market and also from the same area of Africa, on the Gulf of Guinea
Based on the photos and information provided, and subject to examination, this is:

A vintage African carved softwood mask
Probably made for the export market, Possibly Gulf of Guinea, 20th Century
The elongated stylized form with striated features, tall forehead, bulbous eyelids, elongated nose and open mouth. Unmarked.
14 inches tall, 7inches wide
CONDITION: appears to be in generally good condition with minor wear commensurate to age and use.
PROVENANCE: inherited
*represents a fair-market value for auction purposes; retail or asking price may vary.

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~ Delia

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