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Mama mask - Nigeria
Mama mask - Nigeria
Mama mask - Nigeria
Mama mask - Nigeria
Mama mask - Nigeria
Mama mask - Nigeria
Mama mask - Nigeria
Mama mask - Nigeria
Mama mask - Nigeria
Mama mask - Nigeria
Mama mask - Nigeria
Mama mask - Nigeria

Mama Style Mask with Custom Stand 18.5″ – Nigeria – African Art

$185.00 $129.50

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This mask was sculpted in the style of the Mama people of Nigeria. The mask has a lot of wear and tear including some wood deterioration but it is still a beautiful piece of artwork with a lot of charm. The mask measures 18.5 inches tall, 23.5 inches including custom stand, and weighs 4.5 pounds. Please inspect photos carefully.

Type of Object

Mask and custom stand

Country of Origin

Nigeria

Ethnicity

Mama

Material

Pigment, Wood

Approximate Age

Unknown

Height (Inches)

18.5" mask, 23.5" on stand

Width (Inches)

12.5"

Depth (Inches)

8"

Weight (Pounds/Ounces)

4.5 lbs mask, 8.5 lbs on stand

Overall Condition

Wood deterioration, cracking, scuffing and wear and tear.

Tribe Information

About the Mama People

The Mama people, also known as the Kantana, live north of the Jos plateau and carve headdresses in the form of highly stylized animal heads. They are worn with a thick fiber costume and symbolize a bush spirit. Worn by energetic dancers, they are thought to bring prosperity to the tribe. There are a number of rare Mama sculptures carved in a rough style with a red weathered patina.

Source:  Baquart, Jean-Baptiste. The Tribal Arts of Africa. New York: Thames and Hudson Inc. 1998. Print.

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