Lot: 207

98th Auction

Anthropomorphic face mask

Nigeria, Igbo

Provenance Size Starting price / estimated price
Nagel, Stuttgart, 26 April 1996, Lot 2856
German Private Collection
H: 11.8 inch 600 EUR
plus 27 % 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".