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Mama Mask

 

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Of stylised form, with open mouth, the carved horns almost form oval, very nice aged reddish patina.

Mama tribe, high 50 cm.

WOOD, IRON STAND, NIGERIA

– The Mamapeople are also known as Kantana. They live north of the Jos plateau and carved headdresses in the form of highly stylized animal heads (Buffalos). Those masks symbolize a bush spirit and are thought to bring prosperity to the tribe.

* Jan – Baptiste Bacquart,the Tribal Arts of Africa, United Kingdom, 1998

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