Vintage and Antique Tribal Art and Artifacts from The Americas.

A fine Igbo whitened female spirit face mask

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Directory: Archives: Regional Art: Pre 1920: Item # 1209021

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The refined and delicate features of this old mask indicate its association with beauty, safety, clarity, and all things female. Showing great age and use, this mask measures 8"H and is in very good condition, though a now stabilized 'check' in the wood comes down along the forehead. There also are some minor, old losses along the sides, especially the right bottom, incurred while the mask was in use. From Nigeria, late 19th/early 20th C. Provenance: Peter Pollack Collection, NYC and FL, since the 1960's.