Ibibio Mask available for sale at MB Abram Galleries
Ibibio Mask available for sale at MB Abram Galleries
Ibibio Mask available for sale at MB Abram Galleries

A Fine Ibibio Mask

Regular price
$ 20,000.00
Sale price
$ 14,000.00

A fine, old Ibibio (Nigeria) Mask of oval hallowed shape, the rounded chin with enlarged open mouth showing teeth, the T-shaped nose between square holes, with downcast crescent shaped eyes under a high domed forehead, the coiffure with three crown like transverse ridges; black encrusted patina. The back of the mask shows old adze marks and considerable weathering. Circa late 19th/ early 20th century. 

15 3/4 in/ 40 cm high. A powerful piece. On a museum stand. 

Ex. Sotheby's Important Tribal Art, New York, May 8, 1996, Lot no. 87