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Lot 0137D
**Originally Listed At $200**

Africa, Nigeria, Ibibio (Anang), ca. mid 20th century CE. A well executed face mask, finely carved and painted, depicting a generally naturalistic visage with eye slits for the wearer and a peaceful expression, with a standing female figure atop her head holding a pair of serpent staffs, one in each hand. Her olive green dress complements the golden yellow pigment of the face. For similar examples, see "Masks from West and Central Africa: A Celebration of Color and Form" (Schiffer Publishing Ltd., 2013). Size: 10.125" W x 19" H (25.7 cm x 48.3 cm)

Provenance: private Dr. Paul & Mary Rosen collection (no. 123), New York, USA

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#124608

Condition

Cracks and loss to chin area. Surface wear and abrasions with some high-point wear from usage. Otherwise excellent.

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20th C. African Ibibio Polychrome Wood Face Mask

Estimate $300 - $450Feb 1, 2018
Louisville, CO, USA