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Lot 0095
**Originally Listed At $200**

West Africa, Nigeria, Edo (Bini) peoples, ca. early to mid 20th century CE. A hand carved wooden mask from the Edo peoples of Nigeria, the descendants of the founders of the Benin Empire, in south and mid-western Nigeria. The mask has a pronounced forehead and stylized face beneath it, with a large coiffure above. A mask like this would have been worn in the Nkporo Ifugo masquerade along with a colorful and elaborate costume. Size: 5.6" W x 9.5" H (14.2 cm x 24.1 cm)

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

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#130755

Condition

Surface wear commensurate with age, with small chips, surface cracks, and nicks. Tip of nose may be lost.

Starting Bid

$150.00

Buyer's Premium

  • 24.5%

Early 20th C. Bini (Edo) Wood Mask

Estimate $300 - $450Sep 24, 2018
686 S. Taylor Avenue Suite 106
Louisville, CO 80027
United States
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