masks

Pair of Fon Gelede Masks from Benin
SKU: AFM-2003

Fon, Benin, late 20th century
Pair of masks - Wood with red, green, yellow, black, white oil paints, remnants of rubber inner tube chin straps.  Initials "S.P." painted on the back of both masks (8” h x 6 1/2” w. x 8 1/2” d., 7 1/4" h. x 8” w. x 7 1/2” d.).  
Ex. collection of Nancy Josephson.  Purchased by collector in Benin, c.2000.

$950/pair

Makonde Face and Body Mask
SKU: afm-102

wood w/ mineral pigments
(19" h. x 8 1/4" w. x 5" d.)

$950

Fon Gelede Mask with Bird
SKU: AFM-2001

Fon, Benin, late 20th century
Wood with red, green, yellow, black, white oil paint, with fabric hinge for wings, nylon strings (19"h. x 8 1/2"w. x 10" d.).  Wings and head of bird are operable by pulling strings.  
Ex. collection of Nancy Josephson.  Purchased by collector in Benin, c.2000.

$850

Fon Gelede Mask Surmounted by Snake in Jar
SKU: AFM-2002

Fon, Benin, late 20th century
Wood with red, green, yellow, black, white oil paints, nylon string (18"h. x 6 1/2"w. x 8" d.).  Snake in pot is operable by pulling string.  
Ex. collection of Nancy Josephson.  Purchased by collector in Benin, c.2000.

$850

"Guerrero" Ball-player Mask attributed to Victoriano Salgado of Michoacan
SKU: MXM-137

Unsigned but attributed to Victoriano Salgado Morales (1920 - 2012)
Uruapan, Michoacan, Mexico,
c.1970 - 1980
Maque lacquer on wood.
(9" h. x 7” w. x 5” d.)

A prolific designer and maker of wooden, maque, decorative masks used by dancers in Purépecha fiestas, one of Grand Masters of Mexican Folk art and one of last skilled masters of this unique art form.  Mr. Salgado learned this skill from several mask makers of the Magdalena neighborhood where he grew up. His first mask dates back to 1950 and it was a "Negrito" folk dance mask.

Victoriano's masks are not painted, the process used for color is a highly superior technique called "maque", which is a pre-hispanic process involving numerous applications of natural earth and insect pigments and oils applied with the palm of the hand that hardens into a brilliant, lustrous surface. 

Mr. Salgado created over 60 different masks, the most famous: dance of the Señor Naranjo, and the dance of the Tataqueri, Corcovi, Negritos and Viejitos.

He passed away on September 2012 two weeks before receiving the Erendira Award, The highest prize given by the Michoacan State Government.

$750

Yoruba Gelede Mask
SKU: AFM-10

Yoruba people, Nigeria
wood w/ oil paint (8 1/2"h. x 8"w. x 10"d.)

$750 (with stand)

Dogon Walu Mask
SKU: AFM-06

Dogon people, Mali,
wood w/ kaolin, black and red pigment
(24"h.x 8" w.)

$750

Mask Shop Retablo (version 9)
SKU: PRTB-72-9

Claudio Jimenez Quispé (Peru), 2016/2017
Painted plaster sculpture w/ wood, other materials in painted wood box
(13 1/2" h. x 8 1/4" w. x 3" d.)

Note:  Due to their fragility we can no longer ship these retablos out of the U.S. except by special arrangement.  Custom art-handler packing and shipping required.  Please inquire for estimate.

$675

Mask Shop Retablo (version 10)
SKU: PRTB-72-10

Claudio Jimenez Quispé (Peru), 2016/2017
Painted plaster sculpture w/ wood, other materials in painted wood box
(13 1/2" h. x 8 1/4" w. x 3" d.)

Note:  Due to their fragility we can no longer ship these retablos out of the U.S. except by special arrangement.  Custom art-handler packing and shipping required.  Please inquire for estimate.

$675

Mask Shop Retablo (version 11)
SKU: PRTB-72-11

Claudio Jimenez Quispé (Peru), 2017/2018
Painted plaster sculpture w/ wood, other materials in painted wood box
(13 1/2" h. x 8 1/4" w. x 3" d.)

Note:  Due to their fragility we can no longer ship these retablos out of the U.S. except by special arrangement.  Custom art-handler packing and shipping required.  Please inquire for estimate.

$675

Faces II
SKU: AOY-1507

Oshogbo, Nigeria,  2014
Ink batik on rice paper.
18" x 25"

$475

Masquerade
SKU: SGA-9401

Oshogbo, Nigeria, 1991
Oil, ink on Paper (22 3/4" h. x 15 3/4" w.)

$475

Makua Mask
SKU: AFM-107

Miniature mask - Makua people, Tanzania.
wood w/ organic pigments, with custom steel stand.
7" h. x 5" w. (18 x 13 cm)

$450

Untitled (Headdress 2) - Ollie Cox (Abingdon, Virginia)
SKU: OCX-1110

Ollie Cox (Abingdon, Virginia),
Acrylic on cardboard.  Framed.
(13 1/4" x 11"), 2001

$350

Michoacan Viejo mask
SKU: mxm-042

Pastorela dance, Michoacan, Mexico,
mid-20th cent.
Wood painted with oil paints
5" w. x 4" d. x 9 3/4" h.)

$310

Moor Mask (#mxm094)
SKU: mxm-094

Carnaval - Veracruz, Mexico,
20th century
wood, oil paint,
(6 1/2" w. x 8 1/2" d. x 8 1/4" h.)

$275

Pescador rosa Mask (#mxm104)
SKU: mxm-104

Guerrero, Mexico,
mid-20th century
wood, oil paint.
(5 3/4" w. x 3" d. x 6 3/4" h.)  
Note:  some flaking of paint, with spots retouched.

$275

Yoruba Mask
SKU: AFM-53

wood w/ oil paint
(11"h. x 5 1/4"w. x 3"d.)

$325 $243.75

Antique Balinese Mask with Distorted Face
SKU: INDOM-026

Unknown artist - Bali, Indonesia, early to mid 20th century
Painted wood.
(5 1/4" w. x 3 1/4” d. x 6 3/4” h.)

$225

Negrito Mask
SKU: mxm-016

Michoacan, Mexico, c. 1980
Wood painted with oil paints
(5 1/4" w. x 3 1/2" d. x 7 1/4" h.

$195