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 Early Santos
This carved Santos may be Italian but I'm not sure. It's very well carved with layers of original paint and glass eyes. The detail in the hair|open mouth and ears say it all. 22 in.Hx11 in.Wx8 in.D $3,600