Lot: 308

89th Tribal Art Auction

Warthog mask with snake

Nigeria, Yoruba

Provenance Size Starting price / estimated price
Eric Robertson, New York, USA L: 17.7 inch 1200 EUR
plus 23 % commission, VAT, transport and insurance

wood, nails, rep., base The snake (python) is regarded as the progenitor of the water spirits. Water plays an important role in the life of the Ijebu-Yoruba, which led to to the introduction of a cult known as "ekine", which is devoted to water spirits.