Ogoni culture, Nigeria.
First half of the 20th century.
Wood, fabric and pigments.
Height: 36 cm; Width: 22 cm; Depth: 18 cm.
Feminine facial mask in polychrome wood with a crusty patina. It is covered with green pigments for the skin, black ones for the hairdo and brown ones for some details like the nostrils, the ears, or even the lips.
The specificity of these masks is the articulation of their mouth. In fact, the lower jaws are mobile thanks to four holes pierced on each extremity of the lower and upper jaws, maintained with ribbons in fabric. This game allows to discover small teeth.
The mask is topped by a hairdo with striated hulls, decorated with buns on the sides. The cheeks are punctuated by two white short vertical lines, whereas the temples are ornamented with two squared scarifications.
The backside was left raw.
- Inheemse naam van het object
- Etnische groep / cultuur
- Regio / land
- 1e helft 20e eeuw
- Verkocht met standaard
- 36×22×18 cm