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Izi Elephant Mask

 

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Izi Elephant Mask

 

Ogbodo Enyi
North – Eastern Ibo, wood, pigments
Long 58 cm., Nigeria

Izi Elephant Mask, the flared snout with pierced open moth flanked by tusks, curved nose, the tubular eyes on the semicircular panel which has another naturalistic head carved at the back and with single horn between the eyes, ntekpe in the back, painted red, white and black.

LITERATURE:

Eisenhofer, S., Kulte, Künstler, Könige in Afrika. Tradition under Moderne in Südnigeria, Linz, 1997, p. 337

Schäedler, K.-F., Afrikanische Kunst, Munich, 1997, pl. 175


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