Rare zoomorphic mask "gugwom" (crocodile?)
Nigeria, Northern Benue, Montol / Goemai
|Provenance||Size||Starting price / estimated price|
|Berndt Helleberg, Stockholm, Sweden||L: 23.6 inch||3800 EUR / 8000 EUR|
wood, red and white pigment, missing part, insect caused damage, base The mask was worn horizontally on the head. Arnold Rubin (1988) reported that the mask type appeared on harvest festivities and chiefly burials. One of the rare comparable masks illustrated in Wittmer (1978), p. 94, ill. 219 (AHDRC 0097841).