Lot: 14899th Auction
Helmet mask "agwe chaka"
Cameroon Grassfields, Widekum
|Provenance||Size||Starting price / estimated price|
|August Flick, Cologne, Germany
Zemanek-Münster, 4 September 2010, Lot 398
Horst Hornstadt, Frankfurt, Germany
|H: 18.1 inch||
plus 23 % commission, VAT, transport and insurance
wood, animal skin, pigments, blackish mass,
According to Nicklin, this mask was worn during funerary rituals dedicated to members of the warrior society known as "nchibbe" ("nchibi" / "nchebi").
It depicts a kind of trickster spirit, who can cause good as well as evil.
Fagaly, William, Ancestors of Congo Square, New Orleans 2011, p. 224 f.