Lot: 240

73rd tribal art auction

Mask

Nigeria, Igbo

Provenance Size Starting price / estimated price
H: 10.4 inch This object is not available anymore.

wood, brown patina, pigment remains, temple and cheek scarifications, metal tags (teeth, left ear), pierced around the rim, dam., missing parts through insect caused damage, cracks, traces of abrasion; this mask type appears at so-called "okoroshi" ceremonies, which are connected with rituals for deities or spirits of the water "owu".