Igbo "Maiden Spirit" Mask, Nigeria
Wood, pigments, mirrored glass
height 21 1/2in (54.5cm)
Private Collection, Arizona
Concepts of beauty and goodness are expressed by the same word in the Igbo language. The present work is very composed, with delicate features and an elegant coiffure; fine dark brown patina, highlighted overall with red, white, dark blue and white pigments.