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    Description

    Igbo (Nigeria)
    Mask
    Wood, pigment
    Height: 11 ¾ inches Width: 5 3/8 inches Depth: 3 ½ inches

    This white-faced mask has as its most prominent and unusual element a tall, conical shape rising out of the top of its head. The base of this shape is encircled by a series of small arched patterns. Features are highlighted with black (brows, nostrils, temple scars), the mouth is open showing teeth, and a black dotted line simulates a tattoo that runs from high on the forehead to the tip of the nose. There are a number of losses along the edges, especially along the lower face and at the proper right ear, which is gone.

    The precise use of this mask is not known, but it more than likely represents a female.

    Provenance: H. Bruce Greene II and family, Naples, Florida



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    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    June, 2007
    7th Thursday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 1
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
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