MAMA BUSHCOW MASK 12, Nigeria

 

Photographs © Tim Hamill

MAMA
BUSHCOW MASK 12
16" high
$250

These headdresses, or horizontal helmet masks, are abstract representations of the bushcow and emphasize aggressive power. They are worn with a thick costume of fiber. The Mama live along the Benue River in eastern Nigeria.

Despite its appearance and patina, this Mama mask shows no evidence of age or use and was probably made to be sold.

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