Congo Africa Masks

Jun 23, 2022. 22:29 UTC
Congo Africa Masks
Tom
United States of America

Acquired from
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For sale
Maybe
Description

African masks brought back from the Congo by my brother around fifteen years ago

Dimensions

14hx7.5wx6.5d

Provenance

My brother Chris acquired these in the Congo when he worked there around 2008-he passed away and we have no further details other than they have been hanging in his house.

Answered within 1 day
Jun 24, 22:40 UTC
By Delia

Fair Market Value

$75 - $125 USD

Suggested Asking Price

$150 USD
What does this mean?

Hi Tom,

Thank you for contacting Mearto with your appraisal inquiry.
Based on the photos and information provided, and subject to examination, this is:

A vintage Central African export carved and polychromed mask
Possibly made in the DRC (Democratic Republic of the Congo), 20th Century
With arched eyebrows, crested nose, pursed mouth, painted allover in black brown and white stripes.
(DIMENSIONS)
CONDITION: appears to be in good condition with minor wear, commensurate to age and use.
PROVENANCE: inherited from brother who acquired them in Africa, circa 2008
$75-125*
*represents a fair-market value for auction purposes; retail or asking price may vary.

Please let us know if you have additional items to appraise, and thank you again for using Mearto.

Tom schmitz Jun 24, 22:46 UTC

Yes, there are probably 15 plus masks, a couple drums, a couple little instruments and a couple statues that are all fairly similar to the pictures I sent, just wanted to find out a little more about the first one before I did any more digging.

Delia Jun 24, 22:59 UTC

Thanks, Tom. This was made for the export/tourist market in the 20th Century. It has a nice decorative value but not much more than that, unfortunately.

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