Lot: 184

95th Tribal Art Auction

Mask "mangam"

Nigeria, Mama (Kantana)

Provenance Size Starting price / estimated price
Old British Collection (coll. in the 1960s/ 70s) H: 17.7 inch 1500 EUR
plus 23 % commission, VAT, transport and insurance

wood, red pigment, rest.

Each "mangam" mask consists of a crest carved with horns of different animals, whereby three main types can be distinguished: bush cow, waterbuck and reedbuck.

Berns, Marla C. et. al., Arts of the Benue River Valley, Los Angeles 2011, p. 410