Lot 199: A Fine and old Yoruba Egungun mask, Esubiyi workshop

A Fine and old Yoruba Egungun mask, Esubiyi workshop, Abeokuta Yoruba; Nigeria

The mask of helmet-like form with high ears with raised geometric designs, a zoomorph to the reverse and a drum at the brow, stylized medicine containers across the forehead.Paint in numerous layers across the surface and some insect depredation due to age. H. 22"

This mask is from the same workshop as an example in Drewal's 'African Artistry' Fig. 138.

Property of a New York Private Collector

Albert Gordon, Tribal Arts Gallery, NYC prior to 1984.

Price Realized: $275

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