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    Description

    Igbo (Nigeria)
    mask
    Wood, traces of pigment, smoky patina
    Height: 12 inches Width: 7 ½ Depth: 6 inches

    A sensitive, naturalistic mask, this has a fleshy face with sensuous lips, a well-shaped nose and open, staring eyes. Just above the hairline is a row of seven heads each with slightly different expression and facial features, and all wearing what appear to be bowler hats. A set of raised scars is carved in the center of the forehead. There is minor insect damage along the top proper right at back, with some replacement patch. The noses of all of the seven small heads are in varying degree chipped off.

    Provenance: Thomas D. Slater, Indianapolis



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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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