Dance Mask

Ibo, Nigeria
Early 20th Century
Ex: Private NYC Collection

With its imposing expression and finely carved features this mask is a very memorable example of Ibo art.
Masks carved from hardwood like this usually predate the soft wood examples. This mask has a wonderful
deep patina from age and there are traces of its original headdress in the attachment holes. The back of the mask shows great
signs of use; there is oxidation and cheek sweat abrasion. In excellent condition.

This mask stands 10 inches tall.

SOLD / IN 2000