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Old Igbo "Izzi" Elephant Mask, Nigeria, African Sculpture

About the Item

Important mask with beautiful a patina over paint and sculpting note, heads on both sides. Acquired from an old private collection. An almost identical mask was exhibited in "African Art from New Jersey Collections" Montclair Art Museum 1983 and is illustrated as figure 31 from the collection of Leonard and Judith Kahan.
  • Creator:
    Igbo People (Workshop/Studio)
  • Dimensions:
    Height: 20 in (50.8 cm)Width: 9.5 in (24.13 cm)Depth: 11 in (27.94 cm)
  • Style:
    Tribal (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques:
  • Place of Origin:
  • Period:
  • Date of Manufacture:
    circa 1920
  • Condition:
    Repaired: long repaired crack on right side of elephant's face (as shown). Wear consistent with age and use. long repaired crack on right side of elephant's face (as shown).
  • Seller Location:
    Sharon, CT
  • Reference Number:
    1stDibs: LU3438315878212
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