Lot 151: An unusual Mangam mask

People: Kantana-Rindre
Northern Nigeria
H: 16"
Of unusual form with stylized human face with simple features and eyes circled by wax and red abrus seeds, with horns sweeping back gracefully. Encrusted red patina. Though Mangam masquerade head-pieces usually take the form of Bushcows, examples from Rindre are carved in human form with classical Bushcow horns. On a custom base.

Ex. Private Virginia collection

Price Realized: $850

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