Dance mask - Wood, Kaolin, color pigments - Agbogho mmuo ? - Igbo - Nigeria

Description
Dance mask - Wood, Kaolin, color pigments - Agbogho mmuo ? - Igbo - Nigeria
2nd half 20th century - Good condition, used with some signs of wear

Female Igbo dance mask, crowned with an elaborate and richly decorated hairstyle, traces of the polychrome paint.
The face is white (kaolin).
Portrays the spirit of a deceased girl.
Encrusted patina.
Acquired in 1987 in South Africa (Cape Town).

Lot details
Object
Dance mask
Indigenous object name
Agbogho mmuo ?
Ethnic group/ culture
Igbo
Region/ country
Nigeria
Material
Kaolin, color pigments, Wood
Period
2nd half 20th century
Condition
Good condition, used with some signs of wear
Sold with stand
No
Dimensions
45×23×35 cm
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