Ibo Maiden Spirit Helmet Mask, Agbogho Mmuo
- Sold for:
- American Indian & Ethnographic Arts - 3185B
- Date / Time :
- December 01, 2018 10:00AM
Ibo Maiden Spirit Helmet Mask, Agbogho Mmuo, the hollowed-out helmet form pierced around the rim for attachment of a cloth head covering, the narrow angular face with rounded chin and open mouth, sharp aquiline nose framed by small oval slit eyes and ears pierced through, raised black eyebrows with scarification between, and wearing an elaborate single crested openwork headdress decorated with glass, wrapped wire, and metal, with four combs protruding from the elaborate coiffure, encrusted dark brown patina, ht. 19 in.
Provenance: The Nicholas Rubano collection, New Hampshire.
Exhibitions: "Imaging West Africa in Mask and Costume", Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, 1994-1995.
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