Ibibio Mask, Nigeria
Lot 222
Ibibio Mask, Nigeria
US$ 2,500 - 3,500
€1,800 - 2,500
Auction Details
Lot Details
Ibibio Mask, Nigeria
height 19 1/2in (49.5cm)
mfon, probably carved by Akpan Chukba, featuring a delicately carved female, "mami-wata", wearing a parted coiffeur with twisted downward-
pointing elements, a central column in the form of a second miniature head, the neck with a choker rising from between the parted tresses of the main mask; encrusted patina with pigment and prominent white coloration on teeth.

Provenance:
Field collected by Reverend Koeper, a missionary in Eastern Nigeria in the 1930's.
Jack and Constance Wallinga, Minneapolis, acquired from the above in 1963

Published:
Segy, Ladislas, Masks of Black Africa, 1976, fig. 135

Exhibited:
St. Paul Science Museum, October, 1968
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    Specialist - African, Oceanic and Pre-Columbian Art
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