Wood, slightly crusty black patina
H. 24 cm
Chamba figure, Nigeria
H. 9 7/16 in
- Former collection of Anne and Jacques Kerchache
- Christie's Paris, 29 October 2008, lot 130
Very stylized female figure, arms clasped along the body, the narrow and touching face with barely sketched features is surmounted by an inverted cone, headdress or container
These masks, commonly called "passport", replicas of the family mask, accompany and protect their owner during a prolonged absence from his village.