Dance mask - Wood - Karikpo - Ogoni - Nigeria

Description
Dance mask - Wood - Karikpo - Ogoni - Nigeria
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Karikpo Antelope Mask, Ogoni Culture, Nigeria. Height: 69 cm.

Magnificent large Ogoni Dance Mask from Nigeria, representing an antelope. The sculptor knew how to breathe life into his piece, the face is radiating. The volumes are harmonious, the whole is well-proportioned. The mask is covered with several layers of paint. Wonderful ancient patina attesting of the piece’s age. The wood is light and well-oxidised. On the circumference, there are some remaining vegetable fibres, part of the elements enabling to tie the mask. A beautiful ancient and authentic piece of collection with a lot of charm. Around 1940.

Provenance:
- Private collection, Vienna, Austria. Acquired in 1980.

Lot details
Object
Dance mask
Indigenous object name
Karikpo
Ethnic group/ culture
Ogoni
Region/ country
Nigeria
Material
Wood
Condition
Good
Sold with stand
Yes
Dimensions
69×0×0 cm
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