Lot: 247

101st Auction


Nigeria, Igbo-Afikpo

Provenance Size Starting price / estimated price
H: 22.4 inch 2000 EUR
plus 27 % commission, VAT, transport and insurance

wood, colour pigments, rest.

This type of mask appears in large numbers during male initiation ceremonies among the Igbo. They are part of the extensive "okumkpa" mask festival with hundreds of participants and a wide variety of mask types. (According to Hélène Joubert, in Lebas, 2012, p. 274).

Lebas, Alain (ed.), Arts of Nigeria in French Private Collections, Milan 2012, p. 274, ill. 91