The Ejagham or Ekoi people, established in the southeast of Nigeria or in western Cameroon, are the source of a unique and quite surprising form of art.
Nigerian Ekoi light wood crest covered with a thin, lightly coloured, diaphanous tanned skin. it is an African statuette sitting with the arms and separate legs, articulated on the trunk of the body. This African art object features a head with significant proportions, trimmed with human hair, it is laterally hammered with small wooden pegs.
- Indigenous object name
- Ancienne collection Robert Lemariey (France, Paris)
- Ethnic group/ culture
- Region/ country
- 1st half 20th century
- Sold with stand
- 27×10×10 cm