Lot: 274

77th tribal art auction

Mask

Nigeria, Eket

Provenance Size Starting price / estimated price
Städtische Sammlung, Baden-Baden, Germany
German Private Collection
H: 7.5 inch This object is not available anymore.

wood, encrusted dark brown patina, remains of pigments, the actual mask face superimposed to a six-sided fond, collection label "Städt. Sammlungen. No. 800" backside, min. dam., small missing parts (nose tip, left eye), slight traces of abrasion; this mask shows elements of both the Ibibio and the Eket and probably derives from the border area of both ethnical groups.