Urhobo Water Spirit Mask, Nigeria

$ 5,800.00 $ 2,900.00

  • A carved wooden dance mask with raised linear designs and tall carved horns, well handled surface. Masks of this type are used in masquerades performed at festivals to honor Urhobo Water Spirits that journey upriver from the Niger River Delta. This mask represents a Beneficial Spirit associated with the ideal beauty of a young woman or bride.
  • Measurements: The Mask measures 19 inches tall (23 inches on custom display stand)
  • Urhobo ethnic group, Edo People, Nigeria
  • Condition:Good, well handled
  • Provenance: Ex William Wright Gallery, NY; Ex. Eugene Netzer collection,NY.