We have always considered and collected these commercial masks and helmets as industries tribal art. Examples can be elegant in their simplicity or bazaar and complex. They are always unique, suprising and filled with personality.
1800s Veterinarians Horse Gag and Cutaway Skull
This is an early medical school demonstration model. The horse skull on its own very interesting. It shows a professionally done cutaway of the skull showing the teeth below the gum line. The heavy horse gag looks as if it was well used in the field. Together they make a striking display.... $1200