Idoma Crest Mask - Nigeria - 20th century

20th century
Tribal Art
From: 69620, Ternand, France

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    Dance crest mask with a bust surmounted by the head of a horned animal.
    The bust is embellished with a rope and a geometric chiseled decoration.
    Red-dyed threads hang from the animal's ears, its mouth is threatening and shows teeth.
    The horns are surrounded by strings which are held together with nails.
    Old lacks at the level of the horns.
    A cavity at the back of the head contained the magical charge used to "animate" the spirit of the bush represented by this crest.
    Threads, ropes, nails and wood with beautiful patina of use.
    Idoma people, Nigeria
    Height: 29cm
    Mid 20th century

    Ref: I568RS0RAK

    Condition Good
    Ethnic group Idoma
    Style Tribal Art (African Masks of Tribal Art Style)
    Period 20th century (African Masks 20th century)
    Height (cm) 29 cm
    Materials Wood, Rope
    Shipping Time Ready to ship in 4-7 Business Days
    Location 69620, Ternand, France
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