Jerry Solomon
Chamba Mask

A male Chamba zoomorphic mask having natural red earth pigmentation with a central medial ridge on the crown with open mouth. The mask known as "nam gablang" is of a horizontal category style, which represents horned animals (bush buffalos, etc) along with crocodiles and hippos. The use of this mask is loosely associated with many cults.

North Central Nigeria. 1st to 2nd quarter of the 20th century. L: 24", W: 14".


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Chamba Mask