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Crest Mask – Wood – Igbo / Ibo – Nigeria
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Description
Enormous crest mask from the Igbo people of Nigeria.
Ibo or Igbo are known for masquerades associated with the Iko Okochi harvest festival, in which the forms of the masks are determined by tradition, the festival theme content varies yearly.

The Igbo use thousands of masks, which incarnate unspecified spirits of the dead, forming a vast community of souls. The outstanding characteristic of the many Igbo masks is that they are painted chalk white, the color of the spirit. Masked dancers wore extremely elaborate costumes (sometimes ornamented with mirrors) and often their feet and hands were covered. With their masks, the Igbo oppose beauty to bestiality, the feminine to the masculine, black to white (Zyama).

Good condition with a beautiful aged patina, covered with phembe, white kaoliën. An ancestor head and two animals are sitting above the coiffure of the mask. Those figures can get taken out. The mask can stand on it`s own.
Heavy piece, total weigth: 7000 gram.
Object

Crest Mask



Ethnic group:

Igbo / Ibo



Country:

Nigeria



Material:

Wood



Estimated period:

Second half 20th century



Sold with stand:

No



Dimensions:

65x35x35 cm



Weight:

7000 gram



Condition:

Good condition, used with some signs of wear

Reserve: $180.00

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    0035: Crest Mask – Wood – Igbo / Ibo – Nigeria

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    Description
    ...
    Enormous crest mask from the Igbo people of Nigeria.
    Ibo or Igbo are known for masquerades associated with the Iko Okochi harvest festival, in which the forms of the masks are determined by tradition, the festival theme content varies yearly.

    The Igbo use thousands of masks, which incarnate unspecified spirits of the dead, forming a vast community of souls. The outstanding characteristic of the many Igbo masks is that they are painted chalk white, the color of the spirit. Masked dancers wore extremely elaborate costumes (sometimes ornamented with mirrors) and often their feet and hands were covered. With their masks, the Igbo oppose beauty to bestiality, the feminine to the masculine, black to white (Zyama).

    Good condition with a beautiful aged patina, covered with phembe, white kaoliën. An ancestor head and two animals are sitting above the coiffure of the mask. Those figures can get taken out. The mask can stand on it`s own.
    Heavy piece, total weigth: 7000 gram.
    Object

    Crest Mask



    Ethnic group:

    Igbo / Ibo



    Country:

    Nigeria



    Material:

    Wood



    Estimated period:

    Second half 20th century



    Sold with stand:

    No



    Dimensions:

    65x35x35 cm



    Weight:

    7000 gram



    Condition:

    Good condition, used with some signs of wear

    Reserve: $180.00

    Shipping:
  • Domestic: Flat-rate of $59.00 to anywhere within the contiguous U.S.
  • International: Foreign shipping rates are determined by destination. International shipping may be subject to VAT.
  • Combined shipping: Please ask about combined shipping for multiple lots before bidding.
  • Location: This item ships from the Netherlands

    Your purchase is protected:
    Photos, descriptions, and estimates were prepared with the utmost care by a fully certified expert and appraiser. All items in this sale are guaranteed authentic.

    In the rare event that the item did not conform to the lot description in the sale, Jasper52 specialists are here to help. Buyers may return the item for a full refund provided you notify Jasper52 within 5 days of receiving the item.
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