Lot 222: A fine Cross-River dance mask

A fine Cross-River dance mask, Cross River Area; Nigeria

The mask with menacing expression, the whole covered with a thick black paint over an earlier surface; the face with scarification running across and down the forehead as well as at the temples, the eyes open and alert, the nose naturalistically carved, the mouth with bared teeth. Pierced about the perimeter for attachment of a cloth costume. Very expressive and powerful. H. 13"

Property of a New England Private collector

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

Price Realized: $300

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