Idoma Mask

Locust Society Mask
Nigeria, Inyi region

Height 24cm (9 1/2 inches)
Nigeria, Inyi region
Wood, pigment, glass

André Schoeller (1929-2015), Paris, France, until 1974
Loudmer-Poulain, Paris, “Art Primitif”, 19/20 December 1974. Lot 35
Jacques Kerchache, Paris
Thence by descent
Private Collection, acquired from the above, circa 2006

Kerchache. Jacques, Paudrat, Jean-Louis & Stephan, Lucien, L’art africain, Paris: Mazenod, 1988:406, #488
Kerchache. Jacques, Paudrat. Jean-Louis & Stephan, Lucien, Art of Africa, New York: Harry N. Abrams, 1993:406, #488
Fogel, Jonathan, “Into the Realm of the Supernatural. Classical African objects combine spiritual functionality with aesthetic power to become sought-after art”, in: Art & Antiques, Vol.XXXI, 5, May 2008:46 (right, top)