Antique Batammariba Iron Mask. Benin or Togo. E. 20th Century.

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Batammariba Mask
The Sun , the Father and the Mother.
Early 20th century
West Africa

9” x 10” x 4” ( excluding Cowrie Shell head strap )
Head strap measures 21” long.

Iron mask depicting Kuiye the Sun God.
Made by the Batammariba people of Benin and Togo.
Cowrie shell detailing surrounds the iron mask. Two lines of Cowrie shells are sewn onto leather head strap.

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This authentic Batammariba Iron Mask is a unique and rare piece of art. The mask is crafted by skilled artisans and represents the cultural heritage of the Batammariba tribe. The mask is made of high-quality iron material that gives it a sturdy and durable structure.

The color of the mask is brown, and it is an original piece, not a reproduction. The mask belongs to the Antiques, Ethnographic, African, and Masks categories. The maker of this mask is also from the Batammariba tribe. This mask is perfect for collectors and those interested in African art and culture.