Ibo Mwo Mask, Nigeria
height 9 3/4in (25cm)
of deeply hollowed form and pierced around the edge for attachment, the coiffure consisting of cotton fabric, the face covered with white kaolin and with pronounced pointed nose leading to curved eyebrows juxtaposed with crescent designs on the cheeks, raised scarifications on the temples.
Private Collection, New York
American Museum of Nassau County, New York, African Sculpture, Symbols of Culture, December 2004 - February 2005