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Lot 99I: African Igbo Wood Mask - Abstract Human Face

Ancient / Ethnographic From Around The World

by ArtemisGallery LIVE

27 October 2016

Louisville, CO, USA

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  • African Igbo Wood Mask - Abstract Human Face
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Description: Africa, Nigeria, Igbo, Izzi or Ezza area, ca. early 20th century CE. A finely carved wood mask depicting an abstract human face for the Okperegede masquerade held at a festival that commemorates the reunion of a living communitiy with its ancestors. The visage was expertly carved showing wonderful detailing in the elaborate coiffure, subtly modeled face that is painted a contrasting white with closed pink lips. Size: 4.5" W x 9.5" H (11.4 cm x 24.1 cm)

Provenance: Ex-Adeon Gallery, Nick Poolos, Chicago, IL, acquired prior to 1970

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#113557

Condition Report: Hole at back of coiffure presumable for attachment at one time. Otherwise intact with normal surface wear.

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