The mask represents the large antelope Hippotragus Koba ( Roan antelope).
A pair of enormous horns curves backward from a large forehead. The snout is elongated and forms a dramatic balance to the horns. From one region to another there are several different styles.
The sole function of the Nyanga mask is to accompany the Nwenka mask. Prominently featured around its eyes and mouth are
Abrus precatorius seeds, commonly known as jequirity bean or rosary pea.
Height of mask: 32" x Width: 12" x Depth: 16"
Height with stand is 32 1/2" and metal base measures 17" x 12".
The owner of this African art collection is downsizing, and as such is wanting us to help find good homes, and quickly, and as such we have priced it to sell.