Lot: 183

101e vente aux enchères

Masque facial "elu" ("Esprit")

Nigéria, Ogoni

Provenance Taille Prix d’appel / Prix d'Estimation
American Private Collection
Frank Bell, Cologne, Germany
Zemanek-Münster, Würzburg, 12 May 2007, Lot 280
Justin Barthels, Maastricht, The Netherlands
H: 18 cm 350 EUR
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wood, two-part (articulated lower jaw), pigments,

"Elu" masks, normally beneficent spirits, either male or female, were worn by young men of the "ogoni" society, in ritual performances for funerals and when yams were planted and harvested.