Lot: 317

86th Tribal Art Auction

Mask with hat

Nigeria, Igbo/Idoma

Provenance Size Starting price / estimated price
Eric Robertson, New York, USA
Bruce Frank, New York, USA
H: 19.3 inch 5000 EUR
plus 21 % commission, VAT, transport and insurance

wood, black patina, partly encrusted, narrow elongated face with deeply hollowed - nearly skull-like - eyes and prominent tattoos at the temples, mouth inset with metal teeth (some missing), crowned by bulky top hat, dam., cracks, missing parts (lower lip, hat brim, mask rim), strongly marked by weathering (above all the top of the hat and inner side), traces of metal tags at the chin, base