Lot: 20798th Auction
Anthropomorphic face mask
|Provenance||Size||Starting price / estimated price|
|Nagel, Stuttgart, 26 April 1996, Lot 2856
German Private Collection
|H: 11.8 inch||
plus 23 % commission, VAT, transport and insurance
wood, black pigment,
The Ibgo have an enormous variety of masks. The determination of a mask type is difficult without knowledge of the ritual context.
The black color of the present mask is an indication that it embodies a negative aggressive character, possibly "okoroshi ojo".