Mask - Wood - Agbogho Mmwo - Igbo - Nigeria

Description
Mask - Wood - Agbogho Mmwo - Igbo - Nigeria
2nd half 20th century - Good condition, used with some signs of wear

A female Agbogho Mmwo Igbo mask representing the ideal women.
Height: 40 cm, & 60 cm on it's metal stand included in your package.

CONDITION: Very Fragile mask. Several restorations some parts reglued, some parts missing like one of the side breads., soft weak wood. ( see pictures)
FREE DELIVERY? Yes but NOT INSURED. If it come damaged you will have to restore it yourself and I will not pay for the damage. I STRONGLY RECOMMEND TO COME AND PICK UP THE MASK YOURSELF IN MY SHOP IN ANTWERPEN.

This Igbo Agbogho Mmwo mask is one of the most complex wood sculptures I have ever seen.
Maiden masks are used mostly during agricultural festivals
The Igbo tribe from Nigeria is made up of approximately 32 million people.

The Igbo may be grouped into the following main cultural divisions: northern, southern, western, eastern or Cross River, and northeastern.

Before European colonization, the Igbo were not united as a single people but lived in autonomous local communities.
By the mid-20th century, however, a sense of ethnic identity was strongly developed, and the Igbo-dominated Eastern region of Nigeria tried to unilaterally secede from Nigeria in 1967 as the independent nation of Biafra.

All our exclusive Art may be viewed or picked up in David Norden's Buy African Antiques Shop in Antwerp, or by appointment.

David Norden guarantees the authenticity of his objects, you will get a written description inside the package.

David Norden is a third generation antique dealers, dealing in African Art in Antwerp-Belgium since 1992.

Lot details
Object
Mask
Indigenous object name
Agbogho Mmwo
Ethnic group/ culture
Igbo
Region/ country
Nigeria
Material
Wood
Period
2nd half 20th century
Condition
Good condition, used with some signs of wear
Sold with stand
Yes
Dimensions
40×30×30 cm
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