Jasper52 to host important tribal art auction May 22

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Ibo ochichi bowl, southeast Nigeria. Estimate: $600-$700. Jasper52 image

NEW YORK – Jasper52 will present an online auction of Exclusive Tribal Art on Friday, May 22. The 129-lot auction includes rare hand-crafted masks and figures from tribes around the world. Bid absentee or live online through LiveAuctioneers.

The auction will open with an Ibo ochichi figural bowl and lid for serving cola nuts (above). A similar example is at Dartmouth’s Hood Museum (est. $600-$700).

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Songo mask, central Angola, 20th century. Estimate: $2,500-$3,000. Jasper52 image

Masks include a Songo mask wood, raphia, glass beads from Central Angola and a Nyamwezi mask of calabash, hair, wax and aluminium from northwest Tanzania.

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Nyamwezi mask, northwest Tanzania, 20th century. Estimate: $1,000-$1,200. Jasper52 image

A stunning example of an Igala bird headdress from Nigeria is beautifully carved.

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Igala bird headdress, Nigeria, 20th century. Estimate: $350-$400. Jasper52 image

An important female jo-nyeleni figure from the Bamana people of Mali stands nearly 17 inches high.

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Bamana jo-nyeleni figure, Mali, 18¾in. Estimate: $1,500-$2,000. Jasper52 image

The Jasper52 Exclusive Tribal Art auction will be conducted on Friday, May 22, beginning at 6 p.m. Eastern time.

View top auction results on LiveAuctioneers here: https://www.liveauctioneers.com/pages/recent-auction-sales/