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Ex-collection Joseph Van de Straten, Brussels. Ex-collection Merton Simpson, New York from Amadou. Traded in Baule Female & Ibo Janus Mask. See illustration of similar mask in Joseph Cornet:The Bronson Collection. William-Rubin: Primitism in 20th Century Art, MOMA, NY, 1984, vol II, pg 451.
Bequest of John Gutmann
Ceremonial dance mask in highly stylized, elongated design. The Kete tribe is close to the Kuba people.