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    Ogoni (Nigeria)
    Bird Mask
    Wood, pigment
    Height: 9 inches Width: 5 inches Depth: 5 ¼ inches

    This bird mask, with a pointed beak divided when the mouth opens, otherwise has human features: slit eyes, a small up-turned nose, and small scarification marks beside tab ears. The hairstyle is a center roach with a thin line projecting down the forehead toward the nose. The nose is abraded and there is a small chip off the bottom of the proper right temple keloid. The upper bead has been gnawn away and lower is abraded along its upper surface.

    Functions for such are indicated in the above lot.

    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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