Mask - Wood - Ibibio - Nigeria

Description
Mask - Wood - Ibibio - Nigeria
Early 20th century - Good

Mask, Ibibio culture, Nigeria. Height: 44 cm.

Beautiful Ibibio mask from Nigeria. This mask consists in an oval face, topped by a figure with articulated arms. The face is smooth and presents a serene face. It seems to be in introspection, the gaze directed inwards. This work is alive. The whole is painted with bright colours, an ancient patina of wear is visible. The back of the mask indicates that this mask is ancient, the wood is well-oxidised. The wood is in good condition, it has suffered damages caused by xylophagous insects, which have left since a long time! A beautiful ancient and authentic piece of collection. Around 1940.

Lot details
Object
Mask
Ethnic group/ culture
Ibibio
Region/ country
Nigeria
Material
Wood
Period
Early 20th century
Condition
Good
Sold with stand
Yes
Dimensions
44×0×0 cm
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