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Masque casque zoomorphe "vabon" ("va" ou "vaa-bong")

Nigéria, Mumuye

Provenance Taille Prix d’appel / Prix d'Estimation
Old British Collection (coll. in the 1960s / 70s) H: 51 cm Vendu

wood, pigments,
The "vabon" mask is worn horizontally on the head. The dancer is hidden from head to toe under a luxuriant drapery of hibiscus fibers, which in combination with the dance movements creates an impressive picture.

Berns, Marla C. et. al., Arts of the Benue River Valley, Los Angeles 2011, p. 354 ff.