Lot: 22297th Auction
Janus helmet mask with skin covering
Nigeria, Cross River, Ekoi (Ejagham), Akparabong
|Provenance||Size||Starting price / estimated price|
|Africa Museum, Berg en Dal, The Netherlands (Inv.nr. 1952)
Berry de Bruijn, Breda, The Netherlands
|H: 21.3 inch||
plus 23 % commission, VAT, transport and insurance
wood, hide, polychrome paint residues, nails, disc-shaped decorative elements and horn-shaped appendages worked separately.
The faces are coloured red and black, possibly representing a male and a female side and thus taking up the motif of duality.
A comparable helmet mask published by Wittmer, 1978, p. 78, ill. 184.