This is a genuine vintage hand carved giant African wall mask, not a modern copy or retro piece.
The actual age is unknown but I bought it from a friend about 40 years ago, he had it for over 10 years so it is at least 50 years old.
The wood is unknown but from its reddish-brown hue & coarse roey graining, I would guess it's African mahogany which was a common wood used to carve masks like these.
The mask is carved from a single log (see tree rings in the last photo) and measures 32 inches high from chin to the ears of the deer, 11 inches wide at the cheeks and is about 7.5 inches deep (81 x 28 x 19cm)
I've stood it by the wheel of a Mercedes saloon car so you can get an idea of the size, I've also placed a 1.25 litre coke bottle next to it for comparison.
The mask had already suffered some minor damage before I bought it. I've listed it here and you can see from the photos.
It is a very impressive and attractive piece of vintage African art and would make a great centrepiece for a display and is equally impressive as a solo display item.
Antler Inserts (possibly bone) on foreheads of Antelope missing (these were missing from the time I first saw it about 50 years ago).
Right deer head had split off the main carving and was glued back on, right ear chipped.
Left ear on left deer has chipped tip.
Chips on the front of the nose.
Top half of the left horn is missing.
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The mask packed weighs 5.6 kilos with packaging and is 83 x 29 x 15 cm.
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