A fine old Eket Ekpo Mask, representing a bearded chief, wood with dark and black brown patina.
Old patina inside, a crack in the wood on the inside upper part ( probably restored), small lack under the chin, one part of beard missing.
Related to the Ibibio, the eket mostly make a round mask representing the female divinity called Eka Abassi , this quite natural representation of a Ekpo chief is more seldom.
A related mask is to be found in the Indiana University Art Museum, Raymond and Laura Wielgus Collection, 87.24.1
Height: 23 cm, 35 cm on the custom made stand.
Provenance: An important Dutch collection ( name will be given to the buyer)
- Indigenous object name
- Ethnic group/ culture
- Region/ country
- Early 20th century
- Sold with stand
- 23×13×8 cm