Offered by: Tishu
By appointment only Atlanta, GA 30327 , United States Call Seller 305.400.0561


Nigeria Epa Helmit Mask, African Tribal Art

$ 6,500
  • Description
    An Epa Helmet Mask, Nigeria, Africa.

    Fully carved mother and child; painted red and black with touches of white; Provenence: The Children's Museum of Indianapolis; The Eiteljorg Museum in Indianapolis. Harrison Eiteljorg is the founder of the Museum. He is also a collector for African and Oceanic art and his collection is installed at the Indianapolis Museum of Art.

    Yoruba Epa headdress/helmet mask is from Nigeria. For pieces with a similar style, see p103 Art of the Senses African masterpieces from the Teel Collection by MFA.

    Lot 135 from Sotheby’s African, Oceanic and Pre-Columbian Art Auction on May 17, 2007. Sale number N08320.
  • More Information
    Period: 1950-1979
    Materials: Polychromed wood.
    Condition: Good. Nice patina from real use, rubbing, wood crackles, and wear. Wear consistent with age and use. Minor losses. Minor fading.
    Creation Date: 1950's or earlier.
    Styles / Movements: Tribal, African, Folk Art
    Incollect Reference #: 125846
  • Dimensions
    H. 46.5 in; Diam. 18 in;
    H. 118.11 cm; Diam. 45.72 cm;
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Our collection ranges from Neolithic Art to 20th century collectible art and design. It spans 5000 thousand years of history and crosses many civilizations and cultures. Our aesthetic strongholds are Mid-century studio design, Japanese and Korean art, Asian Textile Art and Contemporary Aboriginal Art. The diversity is united behind our singular vision to seek for timeless beauty and driven purely by our passion

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