Lot 219: A fine and Rare Ijo mask--Ex. Anspach

A fine and Rare Ijo mask, Ijo; Nigeria

The mask of powerful form with high ears, large brow and protruding eyes, the nose thick and wedge-like, the face with six teeth descending from the upper lip. Old dried and worn patina. H. 15 1/4"

This piece which is #22860 in the YGVR Archives was originally in the menist collection. It was later sold by Sotheby's live in the 1990's, their then short-lived internet division, on behalf of Ernst Anspach.

Property of a New York Private Collector

Ex. Gallery Menist, Amsterdam
Ex. Ernst Anspach, NY
Ex. Sotheby's C. 1990's
Ex. NY private collection

Publication History:
Expo cat.: "Primitive Art", Amsterdam: Gallery Menist, 1969: #4730

Price Realized: $1,000

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