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A Very Fine Igbo Maiden masks, a carved wood representation of an adolescent female , such masks represent Igbo ideals of youthful feminine beauty. In their original context, they were danced by male performers during festivals honoring important patron deities, as well as for entertainment. During performances, they were complemented by vibrantly colored suits and accompanied by a multi-instrumental orchestra. This mask has been painted with white kaolin clay accented with various other colors and features a wonderful 3 crested finial with various designs. The mask measures 23 inches tall x 13 inches deep. A extra tall display stand can be included for an additional $50.00

Condition

fair, weathered

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Igbo Maiden Mask with tall ornate superstructure

Estimate $300 - $500Oct 19
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BRIGANTINE, NJ, USA
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