Lot: 187

93e vente aux enchères Tribal Art

Rare masque facial - calebasse "mbubu"

Nigéria, Igbo-Afikpo

Provenance Taille Prix d’appel / Prix d'Estimation
Eric Robertson, New York, USA H: 33 cm 900 EUR
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pumpkin, plant fibre, clay-like mass, colour pigments (yellow and red ochre, kaolin), base Only a few specimens of these gourd masks are found in museums or private collections. For a similar object that is located in the holdings of the Metropolitan Museum, New York, see African Heritage Documentation & Research Centre, no. 0095473.


Dagan, Esther A., The African Calabash, New York 1988