Gazette Drouot logo print
Lot n° 85

Masque ventral

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featuring an articulated puppet resting on a rectangular pedestal. Wood with reddish patina, internal signs of use Yoruba, Nigeria 51.5 x 30 cm Publications African Arts, Ucla, Summer 1973, p.81 Masques & mascarades, ed. Casterman, Paris, 1980, p.3 Puppets first appeared on Egun society outings, before becoming theatrical dances in their own right, associated here with women's fecundity and the fertility of the earth.