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Ancient Cultures: The Tribal Mask Collection of John and Muriel Okladek at Scott Daniel's

Updated: Jan 28


Dan Mask from the Okladek Collection at Scott Daniel's Auction
Lot 37 is Dan mask from Ivory Coast will be presented at Scott Daniel's Auction

Art enthusiasts and collectors, mark your calendars! On February, 24, 2024, at 11:30 AM EST, Scott Daniel's Auction will present a rare and captivating event: the auction of the Tribal Mask Collection of John and Muriel Okladek. This collection is a breathtaking journey through history and culture, showcasing an array of masks that are not just art pieces but also bearers of stories and traditions from various ancient tribes around the world.





Early bronze African Tribal figure being presented at Scott Daniel's Auction
The auction will also feature early bronze and iron artifacts from the collection.

The Legacy of the Okladek Collection


John and Muriel Okladek, renowned for their passion for tribal art, spent decades amassing a diverse range of masks from different corners of Africa. Each piece in their collection is a testament to their dedication and deep respect for the cultures they represent. The Okladeks' journey began with a simple fascination for the beauty and complexity of tribal masks and transformed into a quest to preserve and share these cultural treasures.







The Masks: Windows to the Past


The collection features masks that vary not only in design but also in their cultural significance. Each piece tells a unique story. These masks were used in ceremonial rituals, dances, and as symbols of societal roles, giving us a glimpse into the lives and beliefs of people from a time long past which are still carried on and practiced today.


The Auction: A Rare Opportunity

a rare cannibal mask being presented at auction
One of the many authentic tribal African masks being presented at Scott Daniel's Auction

Scott Daniel's Auction, known for its expertise in handling unique and valuable collections, is the perfect

setting for this event. Collectors and art lovers will have the rare opportunity to acquire a piece of history. The auction will not only be a chance to own a stunning work of art but also to preserve and continue the legacy of the Okladek Collection.


An Event Not to Be Missed


The Tribal Mask Collection of John and Muriel Okladek at Scott Daniel's Auction is more than just an auction; it's a celebration of history, art, and culture. Don't miss the chance to be a part of this extraordinary event and possibly take home a piece of ancient heritage.

For more information about the auction and to view a catalog of the masks, visit Scott Daniel's Auction website.

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