Lot: 18495th Tribal Art Auction
Nigeria, Mama (Kantana)
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|Old British Collection (coll. in the 1960s/ 70s)||H: 17.7 inch||
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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