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**Originally Listed At $100**

Africa, Nigeria, Ogoni peoples, ca. early to mid 20th century CE. A large carved wood mask with abstract zoomorphic features. It has oval-shaped eyes, a prominent nose, an open mouth with a rounded chin, and two perky ears atop a wide brow. Around the mouth and upper eye rim are dark-blue painted details, and silver-toned paint details are visible on the nose and exterior of blue-painted mouth designs. While faded, the mouth and lower eye sockets display remnants of applied red paint; the remaining surfaces of the mask would have been colored a bright shade of yellow, though age and earthen material have imbued it with a light brown color. Size: 9.75" H (24.8 cm).

Provenance: ex-Morgan collection, Santa Monica, California, USA

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Both ears reattached to top of mask. Age-commensurate surface wear, fading and cracking to painted exterior, with earthen and mineral deposits throughout.
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20th C. Nigerian Ogoni Wood Zoomorphic Mask

Estimate $100 - $150Feb 25, 2019
Starting Price $50
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Louisville, CO, USA
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