Crest Mask - Wood, Antelope skin - Ejagham - Ekoi - Nigeria

Description
Crest Mask - Wood, Antelope skin - Ejagham - Ekoi - Nigeria
Mid 20th century - Good condition, used with some signs of wear

Stunning crest mask from the Ejagham tribe of Nigeria.
The Ejaghams live in the Cross River area. They are best known for their wooden crests covered with animal skin.
This piece is related to the rites of Okun based on age classes and related to the forces of nature and ancestors.

Spectacular by the exuberance of their hairstyles and the realism of the faces, they are mounted on a basketwork base.

Provenance: former private collection from Belgium. Collected in the period 1953 - 1959 (More details provided to buyer).
Sold with a certificate of authenticity.

Shipping within 24 hours after the payment is received. Tracking number will be provided. Signature upon delivery. Fully insured.
May as well be viewed and picked up at the Asian African Art Gallery in Vessem (NL).

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Lot details
Object
Crest Mask
Indigenous object name
Ejagham
Ethnic group/ culture
Ekoi
Region/ country
Nigeria
Material
Antelope skin, Wood
Period
Mid 20th century
Condition
Good condition, used with some signs of wear
Sold with stand
No
Dimensions
60×27×27 cm
Weight
3000 g
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