Urhobo Beaked Mask

4011

$299.00

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Urhobo
ITEM #:
4011
ETHNICITY:
Urhobo
ORIGIN:
Nigeria
URHOBO HEADDRESS:
A superb Urhobo Beaked Mask, dramatic appeal with its signs of age and use, from teh estate collection of anthropologist Jean Pierre Hallet.

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African Art

ITEM NAME:
Urhobo Beaked Mask
ITEM #:
4011
ETHNICITY:
Urhobo
ORIGIN:
Nigeria
MEDIUM:
Wood, Pigment.
DIMENSIONS:
17.5″ (44.5 cm) Tall.
CONDITION:
Good, considering age.


African Art

PROVENANCE:
Jean Pierre Hallet Estate Collection – California, USA.


African Art

CATALOGUE NOTE:
Discover the enigmatic allure of the Urhobo Beaked Mask, a stunning work of art that transcends time and culture. Crafted meticulously from the finest wood, each curve and intersection expertly chiseled to create a commanding figure, and adorned with vibrant pigments that leap from its surface, this beaked mask is not just a piece of decor—it’s a conversation starter and a testament to the mystery and spirituality of the Urhobo people.
Intricately aged with signs of use that only add to its rich history, it is a treasure from the estate collection of renowned anthropologist Jean Pierre Hallet. This unique piece doesn’t just beautify a room; it offers a connection to a world guided by the unseen—where art meets spirituality. For collectors and art enthusiasts who seek more than mere beauty, the Urhobo Beaked Mask invites you to embrace the depth of culture and the timeless elegance of African art.
Adorning a wall or a sacred place in your home, this mask commands a presence that echoes its original purpose—to invoke ancestral guidance through the beauty of human creative expression. Illuminate your space with a piece of the Urhobo’s living story; one that carries the wisdom and essence of a people for whom art was, and remains, a path to the divine. Embrace the heritage of the Urhobo tribe with this Urhobo Mask today.


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