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.
Large 19th Century Dr. Auzoux Paper Mache Model of Brain
This fantastically detailed double sized 19th century papier mâché model of the brain dates to the mid-19th century. It was made by Dr. Auzoux and listed in his catalogue. The attention to detail is breathtaking and this includes the anatomical landmarks of the cerebral hemispheres|corpus callosum and central brain|brain stem and cerebellum. The structures are numbered and these pictures only scratch the surface. The whole model comes apart and as each section is removed new treasures are revealed within. Even the various tracts within the cerebral hemispheres are individually marked with beautifully drawn paper fan like structures. It looks to be missing one section cover and a second piece on the opposite side. 17 in.Hx7 in.Wx12 in.D $4,100