MAMA BUSHCOW MASKS ARCHIVES, Nigeria


The masks below have been sold and are left here for reference and educational purposes.

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MAMA Mask 1
SOLD

  

MAMA Mask 2
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MAMA Mask 3
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MAMA Mask 4
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 MAMA Mask 7
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MAMA Mask 8
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 MAMA Mask 9
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 MAMA Mask 10
SOLD

 MAMA Mask 11
SOLD

Photographs © Tim Hamill

MAMA, BUSHCOW MASKS ARCHIVES, Nigeria

These headdresses, or horizontal helmet masks, are abstract representations of the bushcow and emphasize aggressive power. They are worn with a thick costume of fiber. The Mama live along the Benue River in eastern Nigeria.

Despite theirform and patina these Mama masks show no evidence of age or use and were probably made to be sold.

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