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Ada Igbo Mask


Ada Igbo Mask from Nigeria

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SKU: 3581 Category: Tags: ,

Product Description

Item: #3581

Tribe: Ada

Country: North-Eastern Igbo Region, Nigeria.

Material: Wood, pigment.

Size: 11″ (27.9 cm) Tall

Condition: Good

Provenance: Scaasi Collection.

Notes: Stand not included.

This mask is from the Ada of the north-eastern Igbo region of Nigeria. Among the Ada, masks belong in the environment of the secret societies which every man joins upon reaching adulthood, at the very least. Masked performances generally take place in the dry season and in public.

Scaasi Collection: The bulk of the collection was put together in the 1970’s from galleries in the New York area while the collector was living in Greenwich Village. His collecting continued over the years though with a piece added here and there through till the mid to late 1990’s. No documentation exists, the information is from family members.

Additional Information

Weight 6 lbs
Dimensions 16 x 12 x 12 in