Ijaw Headdress
Lot 270
Ekoi Headdress, Nigeria
Sold for US$ 3,500 inc. premium
Auction Details
Lot Details
Ekoi Headdress, Nigeria
height 10 1/2in (26.7cm)
the coiled fiber base beneath an animal head, completely covered with animal skin, the protruding mouth inset with raffia, three horns projecting from the crown; reddish-brown patina with black painted highlights, '0955' in white pigment on reverse.

Provenance:
Alan Frumkin, Chicago, 1967
Ernst Anspach Collection, Sotheby's, New York, November 2002 (Lot 126)
Private Collection, New York

Exhibited:
Notre Dame Art Gallery, Anspach Collection, March 17 - May 12, 1968
University of California Santa Barbara, African Arts of Transformation, November 24 - December 20, 1970
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  1. Fredric Backlar
    Specialist - African, Oceanic and Pre-Columbian Art
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