Headgear mask - Wood - Igbo - Nigeria

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

Headdress with traces of kaolin, black colour pigments.
Especially accentuated are the keloids, eyes, mouth, nose and the high, crest-like hairstyle.
There are cracks from drying out (see photos), including the right of the head and at the base, where there is also insect damage.
The figure was presented on the head at various celebrations.

Acquired in South Africa in 1988.

Lot details
Object
Headgear mask
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
No
Dimensions
44×22×18 cm
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