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Lot 99D: Rare African Ogoni Painted Wood Mask, Hinged Jaw

Ancient / Ethnographic From Around The World

by ArtemisGallery LIVE

27 October 2016

Louisville, CO, USA

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  • Rare African Ogoni Painted Wood Mask, Hinged Jaw
  • Rare African Ogoni Painted Wood Mask, Hinged Jaw
  • Rare African Ogoni Painted Wood Mask, Hinged Jaw
  • Rare African Ogoni Painted Wood Mask, Hinged Jaw
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Description: Africa, Nigeria, Ogoni Tribe, ca. first quarter 20th century CE. A very rare mask with articulated mouth, curls to each side, hair tied atop in series of "spikes," face painted in rare yellow pigments with mouth, hair and facial features in black/ brown. The linear black decorations are typical features of white Ogoni masks which represent benevolent spirits and characters. Size: 11" H (27.9 cm)

Provenance: Ex- Nick Poolos collection, Adeon Gallery, Chicago, IL acquired before 1975

All items legal to buy/sell under U.S. Statute covering cultural patrimony Code 2600, CHAPTER 14, and are guaranteed to be as described or your money back.

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#113565

Condition Report: Generally very fine with minor losses of ends of curls and a couple of top

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