09-06-2014 09-06-2014
Skinner Auctions
Skinner Auctions Boston MA
2745B Boston
September 6, 2014 10:00 AMCalender
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Four Ibibio Polychrome Carved Wood Face Masks

$923$750
Auction: American Indian & Ethnographic Arts - 2745B Location: Boston Date / Time: September 06, 2014 10:00AM

Description:

Four Ibibio Polychrome Carved Wood Face Masks, Nigeria, the superstructures including an owl with two snakes, a scorpion encircled by snakes, a kneeling woman holding two snakes, and a bird pecking at a snake, (wood loss), ht. to 24 1/2 in.

Exhibited: Free Library Gallery, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 2011: More Than A Pretty Face: Masks from West and Central Africa from the Rosen Collection.

Literature: Published in Masks from West and Central Africa: A Celebration of Color and Form (Schiffer Publishing Ltd., 2013).
Estimate $500-700


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Keywords

Central Africa, West Africa, Nigeria, Free Library Gallery, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Schiffer Publishing Ltd.