Sun mask - Eket tribe - Nigeria

Sun mask - Eket tribe - Nigeria
2nd half 20th century - Reasonable condition, chip missing on right backside as pictured.

Beautiful Eket sun mask from Nigeria. Polychrome typical aspects with a central heart-shaped face surrounded by motifs with triangles. The Eket worship the sun and the moon. The round faces like masks are very characteristic of the ethnic group. Very sophisticated, often decorated with geometric motifs. (Triangles, semi-circles).

Dimensions: 35 x 35,5 cm
Weight: 812 grams

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