Lot: 310

86th Tribal Art Auction

Old mask with horns

Nigeria, Idoma/Igala

Provenance Size Starting price / estimated price
German Private Collection H: 13.4 inch/23.6 inch (with horns) 1800 EUR
plus 21 % commission, VAT, transport and insurance

wood, matt black patina, kaolin, traces of red paint, with striking large mouth revealing long teeth, flanked by massive curved horns, large semicircular ears, almond-shaped eyes, dam., traces of insect caused damage (above all backside, left horn tip), old place of repair (breakage left horn and ear/fixed by nails), rep. (right horn)