Lot: 19593e vente aux enchères Tribal Art
Deux masques anthropomorphes "okoroshi ojo"
|Provenance||Taille||Prix d’appel / Prix d'Estimation|
|Merton Simpson, New York, USA
Allan Stone, New York, USA
H: 24 cm;
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wood, pigments, base
This mask type appears at so-called "okoroshi" ceremonies, which are connected with rituals for deities or spirits of the water "owu".
Due to the dark colour and their rather coarse appearance, these masks can be assigned to the "okoroshi oyo" type. "Oyo" means evil, dark, ugly or heavy. The masks embody aggressive evil spirits.
They are opposed by the "okoroshi oma" masks, which represent benign and friendly spirits and are dyed in white.