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West Africa, Nigeria, Ogoni peoples, ca. early to mid 20th century CE. A mesmerizing wooden mask, colored with dark, soil-based pigments, with a small face with deepset eyes, a short, flaring nose, and a small mouth and ears. The face is marked by two large round scar-like protrusions, one at either temple. Atop the head is a rounded tiara-like headdress. Size: 5" W x 8" H (12.7 cm x 20.3 cm)

Provenance: ex Adeon Gallery, Chicago, Illinois, USA, acquired prior to 1970

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#130742

Condition

Surface wear commensurate with age, with small chips, surface cracks, and nicks. Inactive insect damage as shown, especially around the forehead/above one eye.

Starting Bid

$75.00

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Early 20th C. Nigeria Ogoni Wood Face Mask

Auction ended on Mon, Feb 26, 2018
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Estimate $150 - $200
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