Nigeria, the large dance crest, carved as a stylized elephant with extensive remains of original pigmentation in white, black, and orange. The reverse, bearing a carved face. length 20 1/2in
Provenance: Estate of Lou Deadmore
Northern Ibo masks of this type, known as Ogbodo Enyi represent a composite spirit largely attributed to the elephant, though possessing other zoomorphic characteristics. This particular example is more abstracted than many, with more severe angularity and a stronger sense of motion.