Large Tikar Headdress, Cameroon/Nigeria
Lot 179
Large Tikar Headdress, Cameroon/Nigeria
Sold for US$ 11,250 inc. premium
Auction Details
Lot Details
Large Tikar Headdress, Cameroon/Nigeria
mbaing
height 22 1/2in (57cm)
Wood, fiber

Provenance:
Prince Sadruddin Aga Khan Collection, Switzerland
Sotheby's, London, June 1983, lot 33
Private Collection, England

Exhibited:
Musée d'Ethnographie, Genève, December 1978 to summer 1982

Literature:
Savary, C., Sculptures Africaines d'un collectionneur de Genève, 1978, fig. 25

"The Mbaing masks are employed for the Nganga dance during funerals. They are usually carved out of a wood called Ditji and worn by a member of the chief's family. The cloth bindings are to protect the dancer who wears the mask on top of his head." (Prince Sadruddin Aga Khan Collection, Sotheby's, 1983: p 45)
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