Armadillo Helmet Mask - MUMUYE tribe, Nigeria



Beautiful, expressive, large powerful helmet mask from the MUMUYE tribe from Nigeria in the shape of an armadillo.

A very nice example of expressionist abstraction that characterizes the art of MUMUYE. The masks were used in the initiation process of boys. It is made of wood, painted with various colors of kaolin, it has a beautiful patina.A very special mask of timeless beauty.

The MUMUYE from Nigeria lived in seclusion until 1959 because their habitat was not accessible by the rocky hills and savannahs.

Good condition, with some wear and tear and possible traces of use and a tribal reparations.

Dimensions approx. :
Height: 7.9 inch, 20 cm
Width: 23.6 inch, 20 cm
Depth: 8.7 inch, 22 cm

Stand not included.

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