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Old Impressive IGBO or IBO Agbogho Mmwo Maiden mask. Nigeria.

Lot reference 12883553

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1st half of the 20th century. some old crack and some missing part.

Height 60 cm.
Width 28 cm.
Depth 25 cm.

Wood, Kaolin and pigments.

From a Old French Family collection.

Ibo or Igbo are known for masquerades associated with the Iko Okochi harvest festival, in which the forms of the masks are determined by tradition, the festival theme content varies yearly.

The Igbo use thousands of masks, which incarnate unspecified spirits of the dead, forming a vast community of souls. The outstanding characteristic of the many Igbo masks is that they are painted chalk white, the color of the spirit. Masked dancers wore extremely elaborate costumes (sometimes ornamented with mirrors) and often their feet and hands were covered. With their masks, the Igbo oppose beauty to bestiality, the feminine to the masculine, black to white. ( Zyama ).

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Member since: August 22, 2014
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