African art > African mask, tribal art, primitive art > Pair of shoulder masks Sukwava Wurkum

Pair of shoulder masks Sukwava Wurkum (N° 10543)

Ex Belgian private collection of African art J. Putteneers.

The Wurkum, like the Mumuye, have shoulder masks called Skuwava with an elongated neck topped by a head, sometimes miniaturized. Wurkum pieces are nevertheless more expressive than Mumuye pieces.
These imposing masks were traditionally worn during war preparation ceremonies but are now linked to healing and rain rituals.
These uncommon pieces come from the northern regions of the Benue Valley. The patina is smooth in coffee tones.  

1950.00 
Possibility of payment in4x (4x 487.5 €)

This item is sold with its certificate of authenticity

Estimated shipping cost
Warning, this item cannot be shipped using regular shipping methods.
The shipping cost will be sent to you after you place the order (and you will still have the possibility to cancel the order).
You can also contact us before to know the shipping cost.





OriginEx collection privée belge Putteneers *
EthnyWurkum
Countrynigéria
Material(s)wood
Height cm105
Depth19 cm
Width15 cm
Weight6.50 Kg
Estimated datingcirca 1960

You could also be interested by these items
Masque MarkaMasques BagaCi waraMasque Chamba Masque Ntomo

You must login to access these options
   Warn me if a similar item is added to the catalog
   Warn me if the price decreases
Manage my alerts
6 persons already marked interrest on this item

You have question on this item ? contact us


Previously viewed items
African art  -  New York - Paris - London

© 2022 - Digital Consult SPRL

Essentiel Galerie SPRL
73A Rue de Tournai - 7333 Tertre - Belgique
+32 (0)65.529.100
visa Master CardPaypal