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Igbo Mask With Figure Nigeria African Art

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Title Igbo Mask With Figure Nigeria African Art
Type of Object Mask
Country of Origin Nigeria
People Igbo
Materials Wood, pigment
Approximate Age 20th century
Height (in) 27
Width (in) 7
Depth (in) 6
Dimensions Width: 3.75 inch inner diamter, 4 inch outer diameter Inches
Depth: 1.5 inch Inches
Overall Condition Good. Most of our pieces have spent decades on at least two continents, and have been treasured by several owners.   Small splits, scrapes and cracks are a normal part of their patina attesting to their age and extensive use.  We examine each piece carefully when we receive it and report any damage we find in our listings.  Please look carefully at the pictures which may also reveal condition and damage.
Damage/Repair some minor surface scratches

Additional Information: It is believed that the Igbo originated in an area about 100 miles north of their current location at the confluence of the Niger and Benue Rivers. They share linguistic ties with their neighbors the Bini, Igala, Yoruba, and Idoma, with the split between them probably occurring between five and six thousand years ago. The first Igbo in the region may have moved onto the Awka-Orlu plateau between four and five thousand years ago, before the emergence of sedentary agricultural practices. As this early group expanded, so too did the Igbo kingdom. The earliest surviving Igbo art forms are from the 10th century (Igbo Ukwu), and the fine quality of those copper alloy castings suggest that Igbo society had already achieved a level of technology rivaling contemporary Europeans.