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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.

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

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Feedback score: 100%
Reviews given: 50
Member since: March 22, 2017
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    snel en goed geleverd;
    maar: kleine beschadiging aan het voetje
    van de dame.

    ArendWeeling August 16, 2017

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    Perfect delivery

    zorn67 August 2, 2017

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    In goede orde ontvangen, erg mooi beeldje
    bedankt

    Martien262-82 July 24, 2017

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    het is een prachtig stuk. goed verpakt en verzonden.

    ferdinandvanlaar July 12, 2017

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    alles perfect, thanks.

    oliviergaleyn July 11, 2017

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