Spirit dance mask - IGBO - Wood - Nigeria

Description
Spirit dance mask - IGBO - Wood - Nigeria
2nd half 20th century

Masked dancers wore extremely elaborate costumes and often their feet and hands were covered. With their masks, the Igbo juxtapose diverse notions, such as: beauty vs. bestiality; the feminine vs. the masculine; black vs white.

Tribe: Igbo
Country: Nigeria

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Lot details
Object
Spirit dance mask - IGBO
Region/ country
Nigeria
Material
Wood
Period
2nd half 20th century
Sold with stand
No
Dimensions
41×21×15 cm
Weight
805 g
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