Mama mask

Mama Mask

Mama Mask, 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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