Lot 3706

A Caribbean Taíno mask head, 11th - 15th century

Works of Art, Antiquities | A83kua | Live auction | 712 Lots

Description

Mask-like head made of black, polished serpentine (partly streaked with veins). With headgear that extends to the forehead and is separated from it by a bulge. Rare example of a head sculpture. Minimally bumped at the upper end of the underside. Length 15 cm.

Provenance: Collection of a South German artist, acquired on the art market in the 1960s.

Condition: II - Questions about the lot?

General Information

The auction includes 712 lots and starts on Monday, Nov. 2, 2020 at 10 am (CET). Lot no. 3001 - 3712. The pre-sale viewing will take place from Oct. 18 - 21 and Oct. 28 - 31, 2020 from 2 to 6 pm (CET). However, the number of participants for both auction and viewing is limited due to Covid-19 restrictions and requires an appointment. Bring your favourite breathing mask! Prior to any visit please check our website - we'll update it as soon as the situation changes.