Lot: 135

82nd Tribal Art Auction

Mask with movable jaw "idiok ekpo"

Nigeria, Ibibio

Provenance Size Starting price / estimated price
Roland Hartmann, St. Gallen, Switzerland
Zemanek-Münster, Würzburg, 15 November 2008, lot 85
Hans Dietrich Rielau, Hösbach, Germany
H: 12.4 inch 900 EUR
plus 27 % commission, VAT, transport and insurance

wood, black, encrusted patina, expressive forms, cross bar backside for fixing the mask with the mouth), missing part (left eye/backside at the rim), rep. (movable jaw)

Wittmer, Marcilene K. & William Arnett, Three Rivers of Nigeria, Atlanta 1978, p. 72, ill. 171