Mask - Wood - Igbo - Nigeria

Description
Mask - Wood - Igbo - Nigeria
1st half 20th century - Excellent

During the dry season, the Secret Men community organized the "Afikpo" Festivities.
In addition, several groups of dancers performed, each wearing their own mask type.
Each mask symbolizes a specific spirit, in our case it is that of the "Antelope ".

Ex. French private collection, Paris.

Soft wood type.
Matte white, black, yellow and blue paint.
Repairs and water damage stains to the face.
Traces of wear and tear as well as cracks all over the whole.
Insect damage at the top of both horns.
Attachment holes around the edge.
Dry, not patinated inside.
Iron nail in each horn at the top.

Ornate and very original mask with black lacquered, metal custom made stand!

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Lot details
Object
Mask
Ethnic group/ culture
Igbo
Region/ country
Nigeria
Material
Wood
Period
1st half 20th century
Condition
Excellent
Sold with stand
Yes
Dimensions
68×12×13 cm
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