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Yoruba Egungun Masquerade Dance Mask

Lot 0064 Details

Description
Old and well used Dance crest or mask from the Yoruba peoples of Nigeria, Africa. Carved wood with a tall central crest and small adorning monkey skull faces and Dun dun "talking drums", with old pigment still visible. The Egungun is important to the Yoruba because it serves to honor and remember their departed ancestors in the other world. This mask also functions to maintain relations with past ancestors and to make sure that they have longevity for life here on Earth through giving offerings and putting up displays to the people in the other world of the deceased. Everyone in the community participates in this masquerade to honor their ancestors of the past. The mask itself measures 10 x 9 inches.

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  • Condition
    Very well weathered and worn, overall fair condition.
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    Yoruba Egungun Masquerade Dance Mask

    Estimate $200 - $400
    Apr 15, 2017
    Starting Price $1
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    0064: Yoruba Egungun Masquerade Dance Mask

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    Est. $200 - $400Starting Price $1
    Fine African Art Auction
    Sat, Apr 15, 2017 3:00 PM EDT
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    Lot 0064 Details

    Description
    ...
    Old and well used Dance crest or mask from the Yoruba peoples of Nigeria, Africa. Carved wood with a tall central crest and small adorning monkey skull faces and Dun dun "talking drums", with old pigment still visible. The Egungun is important to the Yoruba because it serves to honor and remember their departed ancestors in the other world. This mask also functions to maintain relations with past ancestors and to make sure that they have longevity for life here on Earth through giving offerings and putting up displays to the people in the other world of the deceased. Everyone in the community participates in this masquerade to honor their ancestors of the past. The mask itself measures 10 x 9 inches.

    Please note that this lot has a confidential reserve. When you leave a bid in advance of the auction, submit your maximum. Jasper52 will bid on your behalf as much as necessary to ensure that you meet the reserve price or that you remain in the lead, up to your maximum. The bidder who has submitted the highest bid wins the lot, provided the bid exceeds the reserve price.

    Shipping:
  • Domestic: Flat-rate of $47.00 to anywhere within the contiguous U.S.
  • International: Foreign shipping rates are determined by destination.
  • Location: This item ships from California

    Authenticity:
    Photos, descriptions, and estimates were prepared with the utmost care by a fully certified expert and appraiser. All items in this sale are guaranteed authentic. Please contact us if there is a misrepresentation so that the item can be returned.

    Your purchase is protected:
    In the rare event that your purchase from this auction does not meet your expectations, Jasper52 specialists are here to help. If the item did not conform to the lot description in the sale, U.S. buyers may return the item for a full refund provided you notify Jasper52 within 5 days of receiving the item.
  • Condition
    ...
    Very well weathered and worn, overall fair condition.

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