Lot 142: A fine Igala mask

People: Igala
H: 9 3/8"
Of unusual form depicting a human face with small horns protruding from the forehead, the downturned eyes, small nose and grimacing eyes add to the tension of the composition, a beard to the chin. The mask pigmented with white kaolin and burnished areas. A fine old example. On a custom base.

Ex. Tribal Arts Gallery, NY c. 1983-1984 Ex NY private collection


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