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Mask - Wood - Okoroshi - Idoma - Nigeria

Lot reference 25681951
Mask - Wood - Okoroshi - Idoma - Nigeria

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2nd half 19th century - Vintage - used with visible signs of wear

Object: Mask (More lots)
Indigenous object name: Okoroshi
Ethnic group/ culture: Idoma
Region/ country: Nigeria
Material: Wood
Period: 2nd half 19th century
Condition: Vintage - used with visible signs of wear
Sold with stand: Yes
Dimensions: 22×14×7 cm

PROVENANCE: Gaethan Schoonbroodt collection, Verviers.

ORIGIN: The Idoma inhabit the lower western areas of Benue State, Nigeria, and kindred groups can be found in Cross Rivers State in Nigeria.

USE: These masks where used to honor deceased ancestors, they believe the masks provide a good afterlife and are danced during the funeral ceremonies.
Okorosie or Okoroshi masquerade An Okorosie or Okoroshi masquerade of a female character called Nwanyire dancing in front of a group of spectators. The masquerader is wearing a white female face mask... The masquerader is draped in cloths and holding a white feather. (— G. I. Jones 1930)

Estimated age, 1930's.

HEIGHT: 22 cm 34 cm on metal stand ( included in your package ).

The Igbo people are an ethnic group native to the present-day south-central and southeastern Nigeria. Geographically, the Igbo homeland is divided into two unequal sections by the Niger River – an eastern and a western section.


CONDITION: Mostly dry patina, shiny on top. Oxidized wood due to aging, kaolin, black pigments and, red tokula in the ears. Some chips missing on the back on the above and lower part of the rim, insect damages on the inside, abrasions of the white Phemba pigments above the lips and forehead, around the eyes some chips missing, ( see pictures- attention some of the pictures show the white mask a bit more yellow than in reality since it is covered with white pigments)

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  • Beautiful sculpture, pleased with the objects, couldn't ask for more... Buy here with confidence from great tribal art dealer 5 star service!!

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    Bellissima maschera!!! Transazione perfetta...Grazie!
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    danmask April 24, 2019

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    Mooi beeld, altijd zeer vriendelijke en deskundige uitleg van David Norden.
    Hartelijk dank
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    très bien. beau masque.
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    regulus007 October 24, 2018

  • Never a problem with David after years of purchasing. Quality
    and condition always as described.

    rickandnan October 12, 2018

  • I received the Tchokwe pipe I ordered from David Norden of Antwerpen in excellent condition and less than two weeks after purchasing it at auction on Catawiki.

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    lovviere October 7, 2018

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    A great mask - thank you.
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    Josbelde September 22, 2018

  • Superb pieces from a preeminently reputable and reliable dealer

    lawrenceowens August 24, 2018

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    A really beautiful specimen that will find a nice place in my collection. Very friendly and professional contact with the seller.
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    Superbe objet authentique,vendeur très aimable et compétent.
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    Excellent object perfect packing
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    lucgerrits August 14, 2018

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    excellent emballage
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    un sans faute , c'est rare !!

    mille mercis
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    stephaneolivier August 14, 2018

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