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Auction: African, Oceanic and Pre-Columbian Art
was auctioned on: 17 May 2007
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A FINE YORUBA EPA HELMET MASK, POSSIBLY BY BAMGBOYE OF ODO OWO (CA. 18...

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Estimate: US$30,000 - US$50,000
Price realised:  US$36,000
Lot number 135, Views: 7

A Fine Yoruba Epa Helmet Mask, possibly by Bamgboye of Odo Owo (ca. 1895-1978), Nigeria the janiform helmet pierced at the mouth with large hemispherical eyes and square ears, supporting an elaborate superstructure of the warrior king riding a horse, holding a spear in his right hand and the reigns in his left, his bearded face surmounted by a tall crested hat with a pendant flange at the reverse touching the high backed saddle, and surrounded at the base by four diminuative musicians; aged varied patina with traces of red, blue, orange and white pigment. height 41 1/2 in. 105.4 cm

Informations about the auction
Auction house: Sotheby's
Title: African, Oceanic and Pre-Columbian Art
Date of the auction: 17 May 2007
Address: Sotheby's
New York