Lot: 30889th Tribal Art Auction
Warthog mask with snake
|Provenance||Size||Starting price / estimated price|
|Eric Robertson, New York, USA||L: 17.7 inch||
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wood, nails, rep., base The snake (python) is regarded as the progenitor of the water spirits. Water plays an important role in the life of the Ijebu-Yoruba, which led to to the introduction of a cult known as "ekine", which is devoted to water spirits.