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Helmet Mask - CHAMBA - Cental Nigeria

Lot reference 8324727
Helmet Mask - CHAMBA - Cental Nigeria

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Mid XXth - Kantana/Kulere people - good condition

Chamba Helmet Bushcow mask- Chamba- Cental Nigeria.
Kantana/Kulere people - good condition- crusty patina.

Large = 29 cm Sold without stand

Wood-raffia-offerings.

Provenance: Private french collector from Paris.¨Probable age Mid XXth or older.

The Chamba use wooden dance crests carved as stylized bushcows in the "Mangam" masquerade, when they enlisted the aid of the ancestral spirits to ensure a successful harvest. The dancers wear these masks, while their whole body is covered by a garment of grass.

Smaller masks like this one have the same powers, but are used as passport mask to identify individuals of a tribe. The crust symbolize the invested power among the members of the Vara ( Kerchache).
Similar masks variations are found in the surrounding tribes ( Mama, etc..)

May be viewed or picked up in David Norden's Buy African Antiques Shop in Antwerp, by appointment.

Sold with written description of the tribe and private review by David Norden.
FREE SHIPPING. Sent by registered and insured mail up to 500€ with Track & Trace ( higher insurance value on request).

Please note: seller guarantees this product's authenticity.

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    lovviere April 18, 2018

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    tatiefraise007 April 9, 2018

  • Excellent seller, transaction went perfect as always. Highly recommended!

    alexander2404 March 4, 2018

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