Lot: 243

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Headdress "egungun"

Nigeria, Yoruba

Provenance Size Starting price / estimated price
Herbert Hamak, Hammelburg, Germany H: 11.8 inch;
B: ca. 20.5 inch
400 EUR
plus 27 % commission, VAT, transport and insurance

wood, eight-part, nails, encrusted patina, rest.

During the "odun egungun" festival, which takes place every year or every two years in honour of the ancestors, a large number of "egungun" masks appear. They are varied in design and are always complemented by particularly lavish and elaborate cloth costumes.