Big, imposing helmet mask, YORUBA tribe, Nigeria, 1960-70
Imposing, big and heavy helmet mask of the Nigerian YORUBA tribe. The known scarifications on the face, a somewhat pungent look and a striking, sublime hairdo! The photos are somewhat blue-ish unfortunately, due to sunlight... in reality, it is somewhat more colourful and more contrasting. Evident traces of use and aging, though it is in an overall good condition.
Height: 24 cm
Circumference below: approx. 66 cm
Weight: 2670 grams!
Provenance: ex-Peter Beaujean, ex-gallery Tounkara, Rotterdam