Pr Carved African Ibo Dance Helmet Masks 1930s

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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: African: Sculpture: Pre 1910: Item # 1091477

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Forteleza Antiques Inc.
103 Calle San Jose
San Juan, Puerto Rico 00901

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Pr  Carved African Ibo Dance Helmet Masks 1930s

Pair of outstanding carved tropical wood helmet masks-polychrome and decorated on top with bent nails and feathers-12 inches long-8 inches wide and deep-masks have woven rattan and hand loomed textile to form cap for helmet-these are soiled and worn-thin, hairline shrinkage cracks on both masks-masks are sold as is, directly from native African trader--most certainly used in dance rituals-1930s or older-sold as pair-unusual masks-probably male and female

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