Nigerian Igbo Mask

c. 1950
$1,480 USD
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W: 10.0" D: 9.0" H: 31.5"
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The Igbo tribe uses thousands of masks to incarnate unspecified souls of the dead, forming a vast community of ancestral spirits. 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. Form, coloration, and symbolism combine into a fantastic sculptural piece.

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