This type of mask, the ikpobi, of the of Idoma, who lived south of the Igbo, was in days gone by worn by young warriors.
Today, the masked figures always appear as a male-female pair, especially at funeral ceremonies.
Typical of this type of mask is the curved accentuation of the hairline, the narrow eye slits, the slightly opened mouth with visible rows of teeth and the scarification lines on the temples, cheeks and forehead.
Old repair with raffia on the chin (see photo).
Private collection of Haller.
- Indigenous object name
- Ethnic group/ culture
- Region/ country
- kaolin, Wood
- Sold with stand
- 13×18×29 cm