■ HELMET MASK CHAMBA HELMET MASKNIGERIAHeight: 65 cm. (25⅝ in.) |US$3,400-5,600 | £2,800-4,500PROVENANCEPierre Robin, ParisPrivate French CollectionThis ancient mask from the Chamba (eastern) regions stands out by the masterful power of its aesthetics. It is characterized by a massivehemispherical head and the total absence of decorative elements.For a similar mask, see the copy in the collection of the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco (inv. no. 76.24.1), published in Berns, M., "Hybrids: Theranthropic Horizontal Masquerades from the Middle Benue", Central Nigeria Unmasked: Arts of the Benue River Valley, Los Angeles, 2011, p. 339, fig. 10.38.Batch transferred to an external warehouse. For information on storage costs and collection address, please refer to our General Terms and Conditions of Sale.To bid, please see the "Sales Information" section.