Birmingham Rare antique tribal African Efin masquerade mask, Ibibio tribe,

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 Rare antique tribal African Efin masquerade mask, Ibibio tribe,
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Date Added: 02/11/2018
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Rare antique tribal African Efin masquerade mask, Ibibio tribe, - Burlington Arcade, , United Kingdom


An antique, authentic, ritually used maskfromthe Ibibio tribe in Gabon. A mask danced during the Efin masquerade, this piece clearlywascarved to poke fun at white colonials, here portrayed with a striking kiss curl. Whilst supposedly caricatural, the mask has a rare elegance to it and is beautifully carved. First half of the 20th century, wood with several layers of paint.with some wear. Paintings may be viewed in Norwich and in Paris, as well as in London and Cambridge by appointment. Please contact us if you would like further details and images of an artwork.

 


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