A fine Ogoni face mask
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Directory: Archives: Regional Art: Pre 1950: item # 1204064
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michael cichon tribal arts
P.O. Box 5919
Bradenton, FL 34281
|The graceful example with backward curving horns in imitation of a hare's ears, and with smaller ear appendages on the sides curling forward. The face is wholly human in typical Ogoni style with prominent, pointed, upturned nose and large almond-shaped eyes, but with the addition of the large horns, a supernatural power was imbued on the mask. From southeastern Nigeria, early-mid 20th century. The mask was whitened with organic pigment and measures 13.50"H. It is in very fine condition showing good use and handling. Provenance: Eric Robertson, NYC, ca. 1990|