14286. Dan Wood Carved Initiation Mask
The superb bi-planar oval mask, with pierced symmetrical eye holes, slender nose, and open protruding fleshy lips inset with metal teeth. Fine incision work around edge and pierced for attachments. 8-3/8 inches H. Excellent back surface showing staining from usage.
Provenance: Ex Collection of Dr. Edward A. Spiegel (19312020) Professor of astronomy at New York University and Columbia University who worked on convection theory and on the application of fluid dynamics to astrophysics and was the first to discover Chaos Theory. As a professor, he gained a reputation among his students for his amusing stories of meeting other famous scientists such as Paul Dirac and Stephen Hawking.
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