face mask - Wood, color pigments - Ibibio - Eket - Nigeria

Description
face mask - Wood, color pigments - Ibibio - Eket - Nigeria
mid 20th century - Fair condition, used with visible signs of wear

Dance mask of the Eket (Ekpo Society?) in SO, Nigeria.
With a figurative top piece and traces of the polychrome colouring of the geometric motifs. Accentuated eyebrows and keloids (triangle/scar on the forehead) are typical facial features portrayed by the EKET.
Shiny patina on the inside from a long period of use.

Acquired in Cameroon in 1996.

Lot details
Object
face mask
Ethnic group/ culture
Ibibio - Eket
Region/ country
Nigeria
Material
Wood, color pigments
Period
Mid 20th century
Condition
Fair condition, used with visible signs of wear
Sold with stand
No
Dimensions
33×19×10 cm
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