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Ife Mask
Kingdom of Benin / Nigeria
Lost wax bronze
H.: 23 cm.

Mask with naturalist and delicate features. Almond-shaped eyes, nose with pierced nostrils, mouth with pulpy lips. Scarification in relief from the corners of the mouth to the top of the cheeks.

Object made specifically for colonial trade with obvious decorative interest.

Consultant: Jean-Pierre LACOSTE
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Ife Mask
Kingdom of Benin / Nigeria
Lost wax bronze
H.: 23 cm.

Mask with naturalist and delicate features. Almond-shaped eyes, nose with pierced nostrils, mouth with pulpy lips. Scarification in relief from the corners of the mouth to the top of the cheeks.

Object made specifically for colonial trade with obvious decorative interest.

Consultant: Jean-Pierre LACOSTE