Interestingly I saw several of this style of mask for sale in Lagos,
which I now presume must be good copies with worked string holes and
patina. (I bought mine for $20) I dare say in some workshop people are
working with a photocopy of the relevant page from Neyt's book!
2009/5/1 Lee Rubinstein <LeeRubinstein@...
> Regarding the "Igala" mask referenced earlier today, Herbert Cole offered
> the following opinion regarding attribution that might prove helpful to
> those seeking to gain clarity on more specific and accurate designations of
> origin for masks from the northeastern Igbo region:
> Lee: That so-called Igala mask is almost certain Ezzamgbo Igbo, NE Igbo.
> Neyt was wrong on SEVERAL attributions, as dealers too often are, seeing
> more dollar signs for Igala or Idoma than for Igbo. They may be right about
> that, but NOT about the attribution. cheers -- skip