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Lot 0099D
Africa, Nigeria, Ogoni Tribe, ca. first quarter 20th century CE. A very rare mask with articulated mouth, curls to each side, hair tied atop in series of "spikes," face painted in rare yellow pigments with mouth, hair and facial features in black/ brown. The linear black decorations are typical features of white Ogoni masks which represent benevolent spirits and characters. Size: 11" H (27.9 cm)

Provenance: Ex- Nick Poolos collection, Adeon Gallery, Chicago, IL acquired before 1975

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Generally very fine with minor losses of ends of curls and a couple of top

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Rare African Ogoni Painted Wood Mask, Hinged Jaw

Estimate $1,000 - $2,000Oct 27, 2016
686 S. Taylor Avenue Suite 106
Louisville, CO 80027
United States
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