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African Buffalo mask - MAMA - Nigeria

Lot reference 13052497
African Buffalo mask - MAMA - Nigeria

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2nd half of the 20th century - Good condition

Fine expressive African wooden mask of the Nigerian MAMA tribe. The Mama live on the plateaus of northern Nigeria, extending from the present-day state of Ebbi to the Cameroon border. Difficulty accessible, this extremely varied region from an ethnic and linguistic point of view, has in the past been the site of numerous migrations and invasions.
The mask has a beautiful brown patina and was designed in the shape of the head of a buffalo. The buffalo plays an important role in ancestor worship at the MAMA tribe. This animal is closely related to the material prosperity provided by good harvests.
From an artistic viewpoint, the Mama are producers of abstract masks that are associated with the world of the ancestral spirits – spirits who exercise an important function of social control

The mask is in a good condition but has traces of use. Look carefully at the pictures.

Height: 15 cm
Width: 24 cm
Depth: 40 cm

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lot is sold without stand

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Feedback score: 98.4%
Reviews given: 65
Member since: March 22, 2017
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    frais de transports très élevés par rapport à un transporteur " bas de gamme" ( GLS )
    le colis n'a pu m'être livré
    j'ai du aller au dépot pour retirer le colis ( 40 kms + autotroute )
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    michelbernard September 8, 2017

    Response by seller
    Dear Mr. Michel Bernard, I send the parcel to the address you gave to Catawiki and always take care of high quality parcels and transport.
    If you had given me some time I would have solved the problem for you, but you decided yourself to pick it up 40 km's from your home. We would never ask you to do that, I'm sure GLS would have tried again. If you would have had just a little more patience the parcel would have been delivered at your door.
    It is sad you give me negative feedback for a mistake of the parcel service that I could have solved for you.
    But I am glad you have your statue and hope you will enjoy it. I think you have a bargain.
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    Très bien emballé mais transporteur médiocre
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    calaoshop September 5, 2017

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    Tres belle piece, merci bien!!
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    scharrelvarken September 2, 2017

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    Er werd niet aangegeven dat het masker een verschrikkelijke brandlucht heeft waardoor de hele woonkamer stinkt
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    brigitta55 September 1, 2017

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    snelle service , goed verpakt
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    Koendeco August 30, 2017

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Austria $ 41.06
Belgium $ 17.60
Canada $ 93.86
Switzerland $ 41.06
Germany $ 41.06
Denmark $ 41.06
Spain $ 41.06
France $ 35.20
United Kingdom $ 41.06
Ireland $ 41.06
Italy $ 35.20
Luxembourg $ 41.06
Netherlands $ 17.60
Norway $ 41.06
Poland $ 41.06
Portugal $ 41.06
Sweden $ 41.06
United States $ 93.86
Rest of Europe $ 41.06
Rest of the World $ 93.86


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