I need some advice on this. My understanding is that long carved mark indicate a chisell and a hammer, which usually mean that the object isn't authentic. However this piece has long carved mark only on the back of the mask. It is Mossi, the front facial seems to indicate that it was carved with a ax, with indicattion of short round/oval carved marking. I want to purchase this piece however when i saw the long carved marking, I was immediately turn away.
Also does anyone have picture or know of an authentic mask with long carved mark on the back of it, similiar to this mossi mask here? I couldn't find any references (I haven't look too hard).
I need your expert advice on this one, Authentic or Not?