Igbo Style Head on Mount

c. 1950
$585 $780 USD
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Dimensions
W: 6.5" D: 6.75" H: 14.5"
Materials
Wood
Paint
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Collection #
CAA1320
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$25

This stoic face on a wide tapered base was carved in the style of ceremonial headdresses worn by the Igbo people of southeastern Nigeria. The chalk white painted face is a common Igbo representation of the benevolence of spirits, though the elongated sculptural form of this example is striking. A blend of forms and symbolism, this hand-carved figure synthesizes regional motifs and was likely created as a sculptural work of art rather than a ritual object.

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