Mask - Metal, Wood - casco - Mama - Nigeria

Description
Mask - Metal, Wood - casco - Mama - Nigeria
2nd half 20th century - Good

Polychrome carved wood dance mask, depicting a buffalo.

These pieces were carried on the head by dancers who covered their bodies with vegetable fibre costumes in agricultural rituals to promote good harvests.

Lot details
Object
Mask
Indigenous object name
casco
Ethnic group/ culture
Mama
Region/ country
Nigeria
Material
Metal, Wood
Period
2nd half 20th century
Condition
Good
Sold with stand
No
Dimensions
34×19×15 cm
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