reliquary horse skull - Bone, Plant fibre - Igbo - Nigeria

reliquary horse skull - Bone, Plant fibre - Igbo - Nigeria
1st half 20th century - Vintage - used with visible signs of wear

An old Ibo Reliquary consisting of a horse skull wrapped in various wooden decorations. The skull was dyed with a dark colour that, with age, has worn down to a beautiful patina. A very impressive piece.

Origin: Ibo people from Nigeria
Dimensions approx. 53x20x25 cm

Please note that as this is an animal skull, local customs legislation might prevent you from importing this item. We can't be held responsible for any confiscations. Shipping within the EU will not pose any problems. PLEASE DO NOT BID IF YOU ARE OUTSIDE THE EU.

This item comes with a signed and stamped certificate confirming its authenticity. All our lots are appraised and checked by Jos Humblet. Mr. Humblet (°1954, Brussels) graduated in 1978 as Master of Art at St. Lukas in Brussels. From 1978 until 1993 he worked at the Royal Museum of Fine Arts in Brussels, where he specialised in formal analysis of works of art. Mr. Humblet started collecting tribal art in 1980 and became a dealer in 1995, specialising in art from Kongo, Nigeria, Cameroon and Chad.

This item will be packed with the utmost care and shipped with DHL Express.

Lot details
reliquary horse skull
Ethnic group/ culture
Region/ country
Bone, Plant fibre
1st half 20th century
Vintage - used with visible signs of wear
Sold with stand
53×20×25 cm
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