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Re: Looking for Help with this Mask

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  • PVL
    ... http://groups.yahoo.com/group/African_Arts/photos/album/366296514/pic/list
    Message 1 of 3 , Nov 21, 2012
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      --- 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).
      > Lee
      > 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!
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