Ibo White Painted Wood Maiden Mask

14277. Ibo White Painted Wood Maiden Mask

NIgeria, Mid 20th Centiry

Delicate elegant beautiful rendering, a well executed face mask with bi chrome painted details and raised carved features and with an ornate coiffure.

Size 10-3/4 inches H.

Provenance: Ex Collection of Dr. Edward A. Spiegel (1931—2020) Professor of astronomy at New York University and Columbia University who worked on convection theory and on the application of fluid dynamics to astrophysics and was the first to discover Chaos Theory. As a professor, he gained a reputation among his students for his amusing stories of meeting other famous scientists such as Paul Dirac and Stephen Hawking.


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