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Antelope mask of the "karikpo" society
|Provenance||Size||Starting price / estimated price|
|German private collection, Würzburg, before 1996||H: 7.3 inch||
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The "karikpo" society was charged in the past with insuring agricultural fertility. "Karikpo" masks typically depict animals such as deer, antelope, goats, and monkeys. The masked dancers perform acrobatic feats requiring considerable agility.