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African mask - IGBO - South-East Nigeria

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Early 20th century - From Bob Bisseling collection.

Igbo people are located southeastern part of Nigeria. One of Africa's most fascinating ethnic groups.
This Igbo mask was collected by Bob Bisseling, a Dutch collector (1901-1976), he started collecting in the 1930's and was responsible for the school museum in Den Haag, and specialist in archaeology.
Height= 21 cm and on it's stand 29.5 cm. Wood and kaolin powder. Probable age early XXth century.

The Igbo (pronounced Ee-boh) of southeast Nigeria hold numerous masked performances each year to honor ancestors, insure crops, and entertain festivals. Maskers, referred as Mmanwu, also perform special rituals at ceremonies and rites of passage. Prior to the early 1900s, Mmanwu played important judicial and policing roles in Igbo society and when harvest celebrations take place.
Interesting are the four holes, two of them around the eyes, to have a better view during the masquerade dance.

Can be viewed or picked up, if so desired, at David Norden's Buy African Antiques Shop in Antwerp.
Sold with a written description of the tribe and with the private opinion of David Norden.

Free delivery. Sent by insured and registered mail with Track & Trace. May also be picked up at David Norden in Antwerp, by appointment only.

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Feedback score: 98.5%
Reviews given: 67
Member since: July 1, 2014
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    Vendeur de haut niveau, service parfait

    PRIMDAN April 8, 2017

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    great headrest, very quick shipping, always again thanks !!!

    Wodimi March 14, 2017

  • Fantastic pieces, great communication and fast delivery. Great guy, Thank you

    ExquisiteAfricanArt March 6, 2017

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    L'achat n'a pu être finalisé mais le vendeur m'a appelé et j'ai accepté ses explications franches et le remboursement.

    pierreguerin2 February 19, 2017

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    Transaction parfaite

    PRIMDAN February 10, 2017

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