Idoma Crest Mask - Nigeria - 20th century

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Arts Premiers
20th century
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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

Style Arts Premiers
Century 20th century
Height (cm) 29 cm
Materials Bois, Corde
Shipping Cost 18
Shipping Time Ready to ship in 4-7 Business Days
Location 69620, Ternand, France

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