Lot: 22791e vente aux enchères Tribal Art
Rare masque "otomporo"
Nigéria, Yoruba, Ekiti area
|Provenance||Taille||Prix d’appel / Prix d'Estimation|
|Daffos & Estournel, St. Germain-en-Laye, 23 March 1997, lot 138
Private Collection, Israel
|H: 46 cm||
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wood, colour pigments, encrusted patina, rep., base
Such masks are supposedly worn by one of the seven chief hunters on the afternoon of the fourth day of the "ogun" festival.
The few known examples of this type of mask are identified widely different, as a representation of bush cow or buffalo, or as a hippopotamus.