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Lot 0571
**Originally Listed At $200**

West Africa, Nigeria, Igbo peoples, ca. mid-20th century CE. A hand-carved wooden dance mask from the Afikpo peoples, a larger subgroup of people within the larger Igbo nation. The mask is defined by a typical narrow, ovoid form, with slit-form eyes, a crested nose, and a concentric, red-painted diamond centered on the forehead. Masks of this form are representative of a human spirit and are often used in Afikpo dance ceremonies which celebrate both life and death. Size: 5" W x 7.5" H (12.7 cm x 19 cm).

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

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Small chips to face, verso, and peripheries, with light chipping to pigmentation, and minor losses to tip of nose. Light earthen deposits throughout.

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Mid-20th C. Igbo Afikpo Painted Wood Dance Mask

Estimate $300 - $450Aug 26
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Louisville, CO, USA