Lot 136: Two Nigerian masks

People: Ibibio and Igbo
H: 6"; 12 ½"
The first, an Ibibio example with striated face and large grotesque features, the surface covered in black pigment with red lips; some insect depredation to the forehead and mouth; The second, a large Igbo example, with angular brow-line, crudely carved eyes and nose, the mouth protruding with barred teeth; remains of nails and old metal applied to parts of the surface, with red, white, black, and green pigmentation. Each on a custom base.

Property of a New York Private Collector


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