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19/20th century Ibibio African Illness Mask

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This is a rare and Authentic late 19th or early 20th century Ibibio Illness mask from Nigeria, West Africa. Carved wood with undeniable age and use over generations. This mask represents a tribe member with a severe case of Framboesia or Syphilis , a disease found in the tropics which disfigures the afflicted person. Mask itself measures 12 x 7 inches. Will include a black metal display stand.

Condition

Very well weathered and worn, Overall fair / stable condition.

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19/20th century Ibibio African Illness Mask

Estimate $500 - $1,000Dec 27, 2016
1800 Revere Blvd
BRIGANTINE, NJ 08203
United States
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