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Agbogho mask - IGBO, IBO - Nigeria

Lot reference 15355573
Agbogho mask - IGBO, IBO - Nigeria

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2nd half of the 20th century - Good condition

Agbogho mask - IGBO, IBO - Nigeria
Dimensions: Height: 34 cm. Width: 29 cm.
Weight: 850 grams.
Stand not included.

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This mask is named Agbogho by the Igbo.
The “Agbogho” (woman) “Mmuo” (spirit) mask/dancer is equivalent to our Venus and Aphrodite (Roman/Greek mythology).
It represents the spirit of a young woman.

Its colouring is white or in a light colour it can have a simple hairstyle (bun, braids) or either 1, 2 or 3 enormous crests (which represent combs).
Sometimes it is used as an “advertising support” (depicting a scene with characters, such as the Gélédé of the Yoruba).

These masks were always crafted with the greatest care.
Horns are rather a masculine attribute (see “Mgbedike”, the brave, the fearsome).

They are danced for harvest festivities, and each year they honour the “spirit of earth”, which is sometimes placed next to the “spirit of the mother”, another kind of Igbo mask.

The dancers wear fake breasts to caricature the preciousness of young women who intend to get married.

By their mimics, the dancers entertain the crowd.

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    mashupz January 18, 2018

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    Emballage un peu faible, le manche s'est fissuré dans le transport.
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    AB94300 January 17, 2018

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    het beeld was 10 cm. kleiner dan aangegeven. uiteindelijk het geld van catawiki terug gekregen. 25 euro aan verzendkosten zijn erbij ingeschoten. Let op het hoge percentage ontevreden kopers !!!!!
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    The bronze commemorative head of an Ifé queen mother order no 8996249, kavel 23, 110 euro was damaged before delivery
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    lot reçu non conforme à la description. vendeur ne répondant pas, catawiki nous a remboursé une partie sous forme d'avoir. n'acheterai plus a ce vendeur qui me semble pas très honnête
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