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Ogoni Mask, Nigeria

Estimate:

4,000 - 6,000 USD

Property of a Private American Collector

Ogoni Mask, Nigeria

Ogoni Mask, Nigeria

Estimate:

4,000 - 6,000 USD

Lot sold:

5,292

USD

Property of a Private American Collector

Ogoni Mask, Nigeria


Height: 11 in (27.9 cm)

Good condition for an object of this age. Crack through the proper right side with repair, presumably made in situ, using four nails. Some adhesive to the same break on the reverse. Open chip to top proper right edge of the reverse of the mask. Minor marks, nicks, chips, scratches, and abrasions in places. Very fine aged patina with layers of encrustation. Has base.


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Robert A. Young, New York
Irwin Hersey, New York
Alfred L. Scheinberg, New York, acquired from the above
American Private Collection, acquired from the above by the late 1980s