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Epa Helmet  Mask w/Animals, Yoruba, Nigeria
Item Details
Description
African Tribal Art: Epa Helmet Mask with Animals, Yoruba People, Nigeria. Carved and polychromed wood, mid 20th Century. The mask comes with a custom-made steel display stand.

Epa masks feature a large abstracted helmet-head with a superstructure of multiple animals. On this mask, the helmet has dual (Janus) faces decorated with geometrically arranged blue and white dots. Above, a chicken rests on the back of a leopard attacking an antelope. A smaller bird balances on the leopard's tail, which morphs into a snake.

An Epa masked dancer is the first to appear in Epa Masquerade Festivals. It is also referred to as Oloko, Lord of the Farm.

A comparable mask from the William Wright Collection may be seen in African Art Masterpieces by George Nelson Preston, Page 36, Plate 9.

Provenance: Private Collection, Massachusetts, Private collection, New York

Dimensions: 54"H x 17"D x 14"W
Condition
Good condition with evidence of handling and age. Please inspect the photos and videos, which supplement the written description and show the condition of this lot.

***VIDEO: To see a 3D video of this item, copy and paste the link below into your search browser:
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NOTE: If documentation is not listed, the lot is sold without documents.

Please refer to our Terms and Conditions prior to bidding. Color fidelity of photos presented is not guaranteed. Lack of a condition statement does not imply that a lot is perfect. Please examine photos, read descriptions, and contact the Gallery with any questions prior to bidding. All sales are final. Winning bidders will be sent invoices from our gallery. Credit cards are accepted for invoices under $1000. Higher amounts must be paid by e-check or wire transfer.
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Epa Helmet Mask w/Animals, Yoruba, Nigeria

Estimate $2,500 - $3,500
Oct 26, 2022
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Starting Price $1,200
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0075: Epa Helmet Mask w/Animals, Yoruba, Nigeria
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Est. $2,500 - $3,500Starting Price $1,200
Connoisseur's Collection: African Tribal Art
Oct 26, 2022 5:30 PM EDT
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Lot 0075 Details
Description
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African Tribal Art: Epa Helmet Mask with Animals, Yoruba People, Nigeria. Carved and polychromed wood, mid 20th Century. The mask comes with a custom-made steel display stand.

Epa masks feature a large abstracted helmet-head with a superstructure of multiple animals. On this mask, the helmet has dual (Janus) faces decorated with geometrically arranged blue and white dots. Above, a chicken rests on the back of a leopard attacking an antelope. A smaller bird balances on the leopard's tail, which morphs into a snake.

An Epa masked dancer is the first to appear in Epa Masquerade Festivals. It is also referred to as Oloko, Lord of the Farm.

A comparable mask from the William Wright Collection may be seen in African Art Masterpieces by George Nelson Preston, Page 36, Plate 9.

Provenance: Private Collection, Massachusetts, Private collection, New York

Dimensions: 54"H x 17"D x 14"W
Condition
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Good condition with evidence of handling and age. Please inspect the photos and videos, which supplement the written description and show the condition of this lot. <br><br>***VIDEO: To see a 3D video of this item, copy and paste the link below into your search browser: <br>https://youtu.be/e7RVJfdJ_M8<br><br>NOTE: If documentation is not listed, the lot is sold without documents.<br><br>Please refer to our Terms and Conditions prior to bidding. Color fidelity of photos presented is not guaranteed. Lack of a condition statement does not imply that a lot is perfect. Please examine photos, read descriptions, and contact the Gallery with any questions prior to bidding. All sales are final. Winning bidders will be sent invoices from our gallery. Credit cards are accepted for invoices under $1000. Higher amounts must be paid by e-check or wire transfer.
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