|Q: Important for me is your opinion of this mask. This is a Mumuye zoomorphic mask from my collection. This mask as you can see is very old with 45 cm height and weight of 1200 grams . I buy before month from a private seller. Negris, 1052
A: It could be a Mumuye vabo or a Mambila suaga mask. Both tribes are fairly close to each other in southern Nigeria or northeast Cameroon. Either way, this is a beautiful West African mask. Though a bit crudely carved, it is unique in both design and color, and would be a nice addition to any serious collection. Unfortunately a museum or major auction house won’t want it because there is no provenance.