--- In African_Arts@yahoogroups.com
, Lee Rubinstein <leerubinstein@...> wrote:
> Given the mask's relative simplicity of form, I would recommend focusing
> your search for comparative examples among masks from southern East Africa
> -- particularly from Tanzania (especially southern) and possibly
> Mozambique. Such an exploration should yield some fruitful directions for
> identifying masks with similarity of form and stylistic elements. However,
> given the ambiguity and overlap of attributions of such possibly related
> mask forms, it may difficult to arrive at a specific conclusion regarding
> origin. Still, that is where I would begin a visual survey while also
> seeking any collection data that might be available (e.g., it would be
> helpful if you are able to identify other materials that may have been
> offered from the same collection as the mask which you acquired).
> On Fri, Nov 2, 2012 at 11:28 PM, PVL <madcya@...> wrote:
> > **
> > I purchased this mask recently at an auction and I can't seem to find one
> > like it, wondering if anyone has some insight, any help is appreciated!
> > I've put a photo under pvl mask, thanks!
> > http://groups.yahoo.com/group/African_Arts/photos/album/366296514/pic/list
>Hello, thanks for your reply, I added 2 pictures of items from the same estate, hoping you would take a look at them and see if they give any more direction or are related, any help is appreciated!