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Place of Origin: African
Painted Guro Mami Wata Mask
Located in Chicago, IL
This brightly-colored painted mask is a dance mask used by the Guro peoples of Côte d'Ivoire. The mask depicts Mami Wata, or "Mother of Water," a goddess of water, healing, fertility...
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Mid-20th Century Tribal African Masks

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Wood

Antique Dan Mask, Ivorian, Hardwood, West African, Tribal, Victorian, Circa 1900
Located in Hele, Devon, GB
This is an antique Dan mask. An Ivorian, hardwood African tribal mask from the Ivory Coast, dating to the late Victorian period, circa 1900. Fascinating celebratory mask with coll...
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Late 19th Century Antique African Masks

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Hardwood

African Baga Nimba Wood Carved Figural Headdress Mask Sculpture
Located in Studio City, CA
A nicely carved Baga Nimba figure/ mask top made by the Baga people of the coast of Guinea Bissau. This carved figure may have been intended to be part of a larger mask at one poi...
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Early 20th Century African Masks

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Wood

Egyptian Mummy Mask, Late Period, ca. 700-30 B.C.
Located in San Pedro Garza Garcia, Nuevo Leon
Carved hardwood mummy mask having a pink-brown painted ground, painted black eyes and brows. Wearing a black headband. Eyes and brows are restored. Scattered highpoint paint wear, ot...
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15th Century and Earlier Antique African Masks

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Hardwood

Baule Male Ndoma Portrait Mask on Mount
By Baule Tribe
Located in Chicago, IL
To relieve stress and uplift their Community, the Baule people of modern-day Côte d'Ivoire engage in a daylong masquerade known as the Mblo. A series of dances that escalate in compl...
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Early 20th Century Tribal African Masks

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Wood

Mid 20th Century Hand Carved African Fertility Mask, Akan People
Located in Ottawa, Ontario
A very decorative fertility mask by the Baule tribe, associated with the Akan people who live both in Ghana and in the Ivory Coast. The sides with three small holes on either side pr...
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Mid-20th Century Tribal African Masks

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Wood

African Oversized Brass and Wood Ceremonial Wall Folk Art Sculpture/Mask
Located in Douglas Manor, NY
9-351, oversized wood sculpture with brass and copper overlay. Hanging loop on back.  
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1920s Vintage African Masks

Materials

Brass

Malachite African Wall Decoration Mask
Located in Delft, NL
Malachite African wall decoration mask Large malachite face figure for decoration on the wall Africa, 1970s Standard not included In the face above the lips a small scratch, se...
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20th Century African Masks

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Malachite

Bamana Mask "Ntomo", Mali, Africa, circa 18th-19th Century
Located in San Pedro Garza Garcia, Nuevo Leon
Very old African wooden mask with brown patina, resin-like mass with nassa snails on the five tooth-like projecting horns, minor missing parts (chin, nose) and snails, traces of inse...
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Late 18th Century Tribal Antique African Masks

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Wood

Pende-Style Antelope Mask
Located in Chicago, IL
Masks from the Pende people of the Democratic Republic of the Congo are considered some of the most dramatic works of African art. The Pende have defined an extensive range of mask f...
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Mid-20th Century Tribal African Masks

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Wood

Mende Women's Helmet Mask
Located in Chicago, IL
This helmet mask created by the Mende people of Sierra Leone was made for the women of their tribe to wear while dancing. Commissioned by women for their initiation ceremonies, the m...
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Mid-20th Century Tribal African Masks

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Wood

Songe Style Tribal Mask
Located in Dallas, TX
A carved wood and polychrome decorated ceremonial mask, Songe refers to an ethnic group from the central Democratic Republic of the Congo. The Songe people are well-known Zappo Zap w...
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20th Century Tribal African Masks

Materials

Wood, Paint

African Style Carved Helmut Mask
Located in Houston, TX
A 20th century carved and painted Senufo style mythical beast African mask. This decorative mask is whimsically painted with a spotted face, having three horns and a gaping mouth wit...
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20th Century African Masks

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Wood

Mossi Karanga Mask
Located in Chicago, IL
Unlike many African masks worn only by certain castes or secret societies, the karanga mask of the Mossi people of Burkina Faso is held within a patrilineal family line. Crafted in t...
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Mid-20th Century Tribal African Masks

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Wood

Toma Angbai Mask
Located in Chicago, IL
Attributed to the Toma people of present-day Guinea and Liberia, this wooden mask is carved in the style of the Angbai mask, used by the Poro initiation society to depict the forest ...
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Mid-20th Century Tribal African Masks

Materials

Wood

Baule Ndoma Portrait Mask
By Baule Tribe
Located in Chicago, IL
To relieve stress and uplift their community, the Baule people of modern-day Côte d'Ivoire engage in a daylong masquerade known as the Mblo. A series of dances that escalate in compl...
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Early 20th Century Tribal African Masks

Materials

Wood

Yoruba Egungun Headdress Mask
By Yoruba People
Located in Chicago, IL
Attributed to the Yoruba people of western Nigeria, this wooden headdress was worn during a masquerade known as egungun. A widespread Yoruba ritual, egungun performances honor a comm...
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Early 20th Century Tribal African Masks

Materials

Wood

Strong Cubist Lwalwa Mask DRC Congo Zaire Early 20th Century Provenance
Located in Point Richmond, CA
An Exceptional and fine early cubist Lwalwa mask from the Democratic Republic of Congo, with darkened oxidized wood. Deep rectangular eyes and projecting mouth. Measurements: 16" hig...
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Mid-20th Century Tribal African Masks

Materials

Wood

African Woman Pregnancy Sculpture Midcentury Mod Belly Body Art Mask
Located in West Hartford, CT
Carved wooden African female body mask depicting a torso with breasts and pregnant belly promoting fertility. What sets this sculpture apart is the fact that is life-size, see measur...
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1960s Mid-Century Modern Vintage African Masks

Materials

Wood

African Mask Mossi Antilope from Burkina Faso, Mid-20th Century
Located in Paris, FR
African mask Mossi antelope from Burkina Faso, middle 20th century. Measures: Base 20 x 15cm.
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Mid-20th Century African Masks

Materials

Wood

Collection of African Tribal Masks
Located in Bochum, NRW
A collection of five African tribal masks that exemplify the styles and techniques of many different peoples originating from several Sub-Saharan countries of West Africa and the Dem...
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1940s Vintage African Masks

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Wood

Igala People, Nigeria, Ojegu Helmet Mask
Located in Leuven , BE
Igala people, Nigeria, Ojegu helmet mask.
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20th Century African Masks

Materials

Wood

African Carved Wood Yaure Baule Guro Tribes Mask with Two Birds, Ivory Coast
Located in Bochum, NRW
An amazing mask from the Yaure, Baule, Guro tribes of the Ivory Coast. Hand carved with the traditional face and two birds. These masks were worn during ceremonies. In a very good or...
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Mid-20th Century Folk Art African Masks

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Wood

Kuba People, DRC, Very Strong Bwoon Mask with Copper Alloy Finish
Located in Leuven , BE
Bwoon Masks belong to the three ‘royal’ masks of the Kuba (‘mwaash amboy’, tribe founder and king, ‘ngaady amwaash’, his wife and sister, as well as ‘bwoom’, the brother of the king,...
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20th Century African Masks

Materials

Organic Material, Wood

Early Bamana Mask, Mali
Located in Rochester, NY
Bamana mask from Mali with deep set eyes, small highly placed ears, head crest extending down joining long prominent nose and the face with zig-zag patterns. Beautifully aged origina...
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Early 20th Century Tribal African Masks

Materials

Iron

West African Carved and Painted Fertility Mask
Located in New York, NY
Carved wooden fertility dance mask; painted and decorated with seed motifs, the sculpture in the shape of a giraffe, with cutout eye holes and back for the face; mounted on a square ...
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1960s Tribal Vintage African Masks

Materials

Wood

Expressive African 'Dan' Mask and Elaborate Headdress, Liberia Late 20th C
Located in Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Masks appear among the Dan for both entertainments and as materialized symbols of spirit powers for adjudication and social control. Originally owned by individual families, masks we...
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Late 20th Century Tribal African Masks

Materials

Shell, Fabric, Wood, Beads, Animal Skin

Art Deco Period, African Ritual Tribal Oxidized Bronze ‘Brow Mask’, 1920s
Located in New York, NY
This superb example of the ritual African ‘Brow Mask’ is a unique creation of a truly skillful artist from the Jimini tribe of the Ivory Coast (Côte d'Ivoire) during the Art Deco per...
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1920s Primitive Vintage African Masks

Materials

Bronze

African Mask, Angola, 20th Century
Located in Berlin, DE
African mask in hand painted wood, 20th century Angola.
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20th Century African Masks

Materials

Wood

African Pende Mbangu Asymmetrical Carved Wood Mask
Located in Studio City, CA
A fantastic, odd mask by the Pende peoples of the Congo. These particular masks are often characterized by their asymmetrical, distorted facial features/design (said to represent the...
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Mid-20th Century African Masks

Materials

Wood

Yombe People, DRC, Chief Staff, "Mwaala", 19th C
Located in Leuven , BE
A Wooden Yombe Mwaala Chief Staff, with three globular elements. The Finial is a finely carved female figure kneeling, the hands resting on the knees and with raised scarification ma...
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Early 19th Century Antique African Masks

Materials

Wood

African Carved Wood Senufo Tribe Kpelie Mask, Ivory Coast
Located in Bochum, NRW
An amazing mask from the Senufo tribe of the Ivory Coast. Intricately carved with the traditional heart-shaped face and horns. Such ‘kpelie’ or ‘kodal masks’ of the Senufo people are...
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Mid-20th Century Folk Art African Masks

Materials

Wood

Vintage African Bwoom Helmet Mask from the Kuba People of the Republic of Congo
Located in Ft. Lauderdale, FL
One of the three royal masks, the Bwoom is one of the oldest mask types used by the Kuba people who live in the Democratic Republic of Congo. It is said to have been introduced in th...
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Late 20th Century Tribal African Masks

Materials

Bronze

Bidjogo Tribal Initiation Ox Mask
Located in Chicago, IL
After oxen were introduced to Guinea Bissau by Portuguese sailors in the 15th century, its strength, aggression, and nobility quickly became integrated into their initiation rituals....
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Early 20th Century Tribal African Masks

Materials

Hide, Wood

Bidjogo Tribal Initiation Ox Mask
Located in Chicago, IL
After oxen were introduced to Guinea Bissau by Portuguese sailors in the 15th century, its strength, aggression, and nobility quickly became integrated into their initiation rituals....
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Early 20th Century Tribal African Masks

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Bone, Wood

Large Baga Nimba Carved Wood and Raffia Headdress or Mask, Guinea-Bissau 20th C
Located in Ft. Lauderdale, FL
This expressive Baga Nimba headdress or mask was worn on top of woman's head with the raffia and adding clothing were concealing the body. The use of these masks was dancing at ferti...
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Late 20th Century Folk Art African Masks

Materials

Iron

Baule People Horned Mask with Alligator and Open Mouth, Côte d'Ivoire 20th C
Located in Ft. Lauderdale, FL
This African warrior's mask from the Baule People of Cote d'ivoire is of the bull type representing a horned bull or antelope with long nose and mouth open revealing the tongue and t...
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Late 20th Century Tribal African Masks

Materials

Wood

African Angola Chokwe Tchokwe Wood Carved Initiation Ceremony Ancestral Mask
Located in Studio City, CA
A very engaging and strong tribal mask by the Chowke tribe of Southern and Central Africa who today reside primarily in Angola. This mask is intricately carved and is recognizabl...
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19th Century Antique African Masks

Materials

Wood

Vintage Well Carved Maconde Helmet Mask, Mozambique or Tanzania Mid 20th C
Located in Ft. Lauderdale, FL
This expressive Maconde Helmet mask from Mozambique or Tanzania (the Maconde people live in both countries) is carved in wood with good detail and traditional scarification marks in ...
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Mid-20th Century Tribal African Masks

Materials

Wood

Vintage African Tribal Carved Wood Mask
Located in Bochum, NRW
African tribal mask handmade and carved from a single piece of exotic wood, in a manner specific to traditional African art. Hand carved African tribal mask with decorative geometr...
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1970s Folk Art Vintage African Masks

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Wood

Vintage African Tribal Carved Wood Mask
Located in Bochum, NRW
African tribal mask handmade and carved from a single piece of exotic wood, in a manner specific to traditional African art. Hand carved African tribal mask with decorative geometr...
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1970s Folk Art Vintage African Masks

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Wood

Hand Carved African wooden Mask with Polychromed Finish
Located in Malaga, ES
Hand carved African wooden mask with polychromed finish.
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Late 20th Century African Masks

Materials

Wood

Vintage African Tribal Carved Wood Mask
Located in Bochum, NRW
African tribal mask handmade and carved from a single piece of wood, in a manner specific to traditional African art. Signed with monogram on the underside. In a very good original...
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1970s Folk Art Vintage African Masks

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Wood

Early 20th Century Chokwe Mask
Located in London, GB
Early 20th century Chokwe Mask An early 20th Century example of a Chokwe African mask in the form a young woman, with facial scared markings which represent her age and tribe ident...
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1920s Late Victorian Vintage African Masks

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Wood

Wood Mask from Congo
Located in New York, NY
A mask from Democratic Republic of Congo. Hand-carved from a single piece of wood, and painted. Mounted on a black metal stand.
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Late 20th Century Folk Art African Masks

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Wood

Grassland People, Cameroon, Beaded Facemask
Located in Leuven , BE
Provenance collection of M.Bronsin.
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1950s Vintage African Masks

Materials

Glass

Carved Wood African Headdress on Later Iron Stand
Located in Buchanan, MI
Carved wood African headdress on later iron stand.
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20th Century African Masks

Materials

Wood

Vintage African Wood and Shell Mask
Located in Delray Beach, FL
Intriguing good looking mask artistically made of combination of hand crafted beads ,shells , and hand painted wood. To make such a exceptional object of art for display. Custom-mad...
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1970s Tribal Vintage African Masks

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Shell, Wood, Beads

Contemporary Folk Art Style Wood Mask
Located in Delray Beach, FL
Exceptional hand carved wood mask with graphic elements, made of single piece of wood and was made for decorative purpose. Very intriguing and mysterious face. The mask in mounted o...
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20th Century African Masks

Materials

Lucite, Wood

Contemporary Folk Art Style Wood Mask
Located in Delray Beach, FL
Exceptional hand carved wood mask hand painted, made of single piece of wood and was made for decorative purpose. Very intriguing and mysterious face. The mask in mounted on custom ...
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20th Century African Masks

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Wood

African Kuba Tribe Drc Congo Tribal Wood Beaded Bwoom Helmet Mask, 1900s
Located in Studio City, CA
A very bold and strong tribal mask by the Kuba tribe. During the 16th century, the Kuba people migrated from the north and settled between the Sankuru and Kasai rivers. Today they li...
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Mid-20th Century African Masks

Materials

Copper

Vintage Folk Art Style Wood Mask
Located in Delray Beach, FL
Exceptional artistically hand carved wood mask hand painted made of single piece of wood and was made for decorative purpose. Very intriguing and mysterious face. The mask in mounte...
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20th Century African Masks

Materials

Wood

Vintage Carved Wooden Head with Removable Feathers, Carved from Single Burr
Located in GB
We are delighted to offer for sale this lovely vintage / antique hand carved from a single burr, figured head with removable feathers I know nothing about this piece other than wh...
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20th Century Bohemian African Masks

Materials

Wood

Kuba Mask African Bwoom Tribal Congo in Wood, Vibrates Vegetables, Animal Hair
Located in Milano, IT
The African Kuba Bwoom tribal mask is the oldest known mask, the Kuba bwoom mask. The materials used for the realization of the Mask are: Wood, colors and vibrates plants, caures, be...
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1620s Tribal Antique African Masks

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Animal Skin, Organic Material, Wood

Grebo Kru Mask Late 19th / Early 20th Century
Located in Hasselt, VLI
Extraordinary 6-eyed African (Male) Grebo Kru Mask - Used for ceremonies - Late 19th / Early 20th Century - Origin Ivory Coast - Represents a monster/bird-like figure - Beautiful geo...
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Late 19th Century Tribal Antique African Masks

Materials

Wood, Feathers

Ngbaka People, DRC.Ngbaka Face Mask with Dotted Polychrome
Located in Leuven , BE
The Ngbaka people, living in the centre of the Democratic Republic of Congo (especially the region of Gemena), had an important rite of passage for boys. They called it gaza wuli whi...
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19th Century Antique African Masks

Materials

Wood

African Bambara N'tomo Society Carved Wood Mask with Shells
Located in Studio City, CA
A wonderful, decorative mask by the Bambara tribe of Mali, West Africa. These masks traditionally feature the elongated noses and are decorated with shells (usually cowrie shells)...
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Mid-20th Century African Masks

Materials

Wood

Monumental Hand-Carved vintage African Mask Framed in Lucite Box, 1960s
Located in View Park, CA
Vintage monumental African mask hand-carved out of mango wood, circa 1960s. Possibly from Kenya. The mask has been mounted on a linen upholstered wood-stretched canvas, and framed in...
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1960s Tribal Vintage African Masks

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Linen, Lucite, Wood

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