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An Ogoni wooden mask with articulated jaw

An Ogoni wooden mask with articulated jaw


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Directory: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: African: Sculpture: Pre 1940: Item # 1287930

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michael cichon tribal arts
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From the Niger River Delta of Nigeria come these peculiar and somewhat macabre articulated face masks. Used during funerals and Christmastime festivals, the masks are typically smaller than life size and show stylized features-particularly a sharp, upturned nose, as seen on this classic example. Dating to the mid-early 20th century, it measures 7.50"h x 5.25"W x 4.25"D and is in excellent condition with only a few missing inset wooden teeth. Provenance: Arts D'Afrique Noir, Paris, France, 1980's.