Lot: 192

93rd Tribal Art Auction

Maiden spirit mask "agbogho mmwo"

Nigeria, Igbo

Provenance Size Starting price / estimated price
Walter Kaiser, Stuttgart, Germany
Ralf Lüders, Stuttgart, Germany
H: 17.3 inch 3500 EUR
plus 23 % commission, VAT, transport and insurance

wood, kaolin, rest., base Exceptional beautiful, finely crafted mask features remnants of painting in bright colours (green, red and indigo blue). Unordinary detail: the openwork headgear shows a wheel with spokes on both sides. A mask by the same artist was sold on May 23, 2017 as lot 88 at Bonhams Los Angeles (see AHDRC 0094453).