Lot: 292

86th Tribal Art Auction

Anthropomorphic headdress with horns

Nigeria, Boki

Provenance Size Starting price / estimated price
American Private Collection H: 11.4 inch/14.2 inch (with horns) 1000 EUR
plus 21 % commission, VAT, transport and insurance

wood, entirely covered with animal skin, dyed with red pigment, eyes with cowrie shell pupils, big open mouth with singular worked teeth and red tongue, large projecting ears, raised tattoos on the temples, on wickerwork base, slightly dam. (horns), animal skin partly missing (left ear/cheek, nose)