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Elephant Mask – Wood – IGBO / IBO – Nigeria


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Powerfull wooden elephant animal mask from the IGBO tribe of Nigeria.
This mask is an Obgodo (elephant spirit), carved by the IGBO-IZI people who live in the north-eastern part of the IGBO territory in Nigeria. Note the tusks and the trunk on the front and the loose head on the back. It was mostly worn and exposed in an horizontal way.

Impressive hard wooden maskwith a great patina. Good condition with traces of tribal use.

Provenance: Manfred Schäfer collection, ex- gallery owner from Ulm, Germany.

Including professional custom made stand.

Object: Elephant mask
Ethnic group/ culture: Igbo
Region/ country: Nigeria
Material: Wood
Period: Mid 20th century
Condition: Good
Sold with stand: Yes
Dimensions: 77×28×20 cm (incl. stand)
Weight: 6000 g


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