Tribal art > African mask > Mumuye Women's Mask
Ex collection African art Emile Robyn.
This Mask Mumuye, which is referred to as a female mask or buffalo or monkey, is very similar to that published by Kerchache, Jacques, Jean-Louis Paudrat and Lucien Stephan, ", The African Art" Paris: 1988, pl.126.
Estimated price in the auction room: 5,000 euros.
The mask is composed of two distinct parts: the red face from which comes a long mouth, and on which there are round eyes pierced, finally a marked nasal ridge. The black headdress that finishes the mask ensues. The back of the mask is eroded.
It was Emile's grandfather, Abel Robyn, who began the collection in 1850.It was passed down over three generations. When Abel died in 1895, his son, Jerome Robyn, inherited the collection, which he extended until ...