An Ibibio female mask from the men's Ekpo association, to honor the ancestors .
Two type of Ekpo Masks exist - the "evil and ugly" spirit masks and the "good and beautiful" masks like this one who is with white Kaolin naturalistic and "beautiful."
This mask is in good condition, with some modest pigment loss. Holes around the rim where made to a textile costume (missing) .
H= 20 cm and 28 cm on the custom made metal stand.
- Ethnic group/ culture
- Region/ country
- Early 20th century
- Sold with stand
- 20×12×9 cm