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Three Ibibio Polychrome Carved Wood Face Masks

Auction:
2745B
Lot:
7
Sold for:
$492$400

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

Description:

Three Ibibio Polychrome Carved Wood Face Masks, Nigeria, one with crucifixion super structure, one with two snakes entwined in the horns of a cow, and one with a female holding two snake-like staffs, (wood loss), ht. to 24 1/2 in.

Exhibitions: (for the first mask) 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 $400-600


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Keywords

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

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