Lot: 257

94th Tribal Art Auction

Anthropomorphic mask with articulated lower jaw "idiok ekpo"

Nigeria, Ibibio

Provenance Size Starting price / estimated price
German Private Collection, Munich H: 10.2 inch 1200 EUR
plus 23 % commission, VAT, transport and insurance

wood, black paint, base The dark masks of Ibibio embody ugly dissatisfied spirits whose behaviour is said to be a negative example for the living.