African Art

Lot 5:

African Mask

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Start price: €40

Estimated price: 90€

Auction house commission: 1%

VAT: On commission only

Nigeria

Object

Mask

Ethnic group / culture

eket

Region / country

Nigeria

Material

Wood, kaolin

Period

2nd half 20th century

Condition

In good condition, used with some signs of wear

Dimensions

36 × 25 × 15 cm

Weight

950 g

Beautiful old ritual mask made of hard wood and kaolin.

Eket ethnicity, Ibibio subgroup.

White mask.

Large dimensions. Beautiful height of 36 cm and a weight of 950 grams.

Small and upturned nose, protruding mouth.

Eyes.

Scarifications on each side of the nose.

Stripes of various colours on the sides: dark wood, kaolin and light wood.

In good condition considering its age. Without damage nor break.

It remained in its original unrestored, with a worn surface.

The kaolin disappeared by places.

It has not been cleansed or washed, as some collectors prefer to leave objects in their original condition.

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