IGBO OGBODO MASK 4, Nigeria

 

Photographs © Tim Hamill

IGBO
Ogbodo Mask 4
10.5" high x 22" long x 10" wide
$400

In spite of its appearance, we believe this mask was carved for the collecting market.

In addition to the visible insect holes, there is a repaired break in the trunk near where it joins the brow area.

This mask is an Obgodo (elephant spirit) mask carved by the Igbo-Izi people who live in the northeastern part of the Igbo territory in Nigeria. Note the tusks and trunk forms on the front and the seperate head on the back. It would have been worn and is usually displayed horizontally.

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