Lot: 47

Horned mask "karikpo"

Nigeria, Ogoni

Provenance Size Hammer price
Max Itzikovitz, Paris, France
Robert Lewitzki, Celle, Germany
H: 7.7 inch 2000 EUR

wood,

This horned mask embodies an antelope "karikpo", which symbolizes fertility, strength and grace.

The "karikpo" dance takes place primarily on the occasion of agricultural ceremonies, but also at important social events.


Expo cat.: "Afrikanische Kunst, Sammlung Robert Lewitzki", Bomann-Museum (Hg.), Celle 2012, p. 39
Exhibited:

Celler Schloß, Gotische Halle: "Afrikanische Kunst, Sammlung Robert Lewitzki", 10. Juli - 31 August 2012