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Idoma/Igbo Face Mask from Nigeria Tribal Art

Lot 0634
Masking forms were often exchanged and assimilated among the Igbo, Idoma, and their neighbors. Idoma mask identities also sometimes vacillated from village to village, the roles changing with each performance. This white-faced mask is notable for its near-perfect symmetry: matching keloids on the cheeks, a vertical forehead mark extending down the nose, and blackened lips outlining the teeth.
Approx. 28x15x21 cm

tribal art / african art

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Idoma/Igbo Face Mask from Nigeria Tribal Art

Estimate €380 - €550Sep 21, 2018