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Lot 100E: Bini Wood Mask (Worn in Nkporo Ifogu Masquerade)

Ancient / Ethnographic From Around The World

by ArtemisGallery LIVE

27 October 2016

Louisville, CO, USA

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  • Bini Wood Mask (Worn in Nkporo Ifogu Masquerade)
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Description: Africa, Nigeria, Edo (Bini) peoples, early 20th century CE. This is a hand carved wood 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 small face beneath the forehead, with a crown and top knot of hair above. A mask like this would have been worn in the Nkporo Ifugo masquerade along with a colorful and elaborate costume. Size: 7" W x 12.75" H (17.8 cm x 32.4 cm)

Provenance: Ex-private Poolos collection / Adeon Gallery, Chicago, IL

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#113568

Condition Report: Wear and cracking to wood, but shape is clear and paint remains.

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