Lot: 23196e Vente aux enchères
Masque casque zoomorphe "vabon" ("va" ou "vaa-bong")
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|Old British Collection (coll. in the 1960s / 70s)||H: 51 cm||Vendu|
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.