Lot: 264

99th Auction

Anthropo-zoomorphic mask

Nigeria, Igala

Provenance Size Starting price / estimated price
Private Collection, Baden-Württemberg, Germany H: 21.3 inch 900 EUR
plus 27 % commission, VAT, transport and insurance

wood, kaolin, insect caused damage, base

Possibly a royal mask "agbanabo", described as an enforcer of law and order, feared for its violent outbursts.

Berns, Marla C. et. al., Arts of the Benue River Valley, Los Angeles 2011, p. 170, ill. 5.4