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.
Huge Impressive Movie Theater Lion
I'm told that this Lion was an architectural element outside a theater. It looks like MGM but can't say for sure. The weathered patina tells me it was mounted outdoors and the scale is right as a buildings decorative feature. The construction could be an early fiber glass. The three-dimensional sculptured details are very well done. 36 in.Hx18 in.Wx31 in.D $3,400