Idiok Ekpo Mask - Wood - Ibibio - Nigeria

Description
Idiok Ekpo Mask - Wood - Ibibio - Nigeria
Mid 20th century - Good

Rare Idiok Ekpo Mask in hardwood with a magnificent patina.
Idiok Ekpo mask of a hostile and lugubrious nature, reinforced by the crown with two skulls encircling the forehead. Its strong and lugubrious expression is emphasised by the protruding and messy teeth. Its wearer was entitled to kill women and uninitiated who crossed his road!

Estimated age: 1960

Dimensions:
Height: 35 cm
Width: 21 cm
Depth: 10 cm
Weight, without stand: 1000 grams.
Total weight, including the stand: 1480 grams.

From my personal collection, purchased over the years, items with all sorts of provenances and authentic origins.



Careful packaging and registered shipment.

Lot details
Object
Idiok Ekpo Mask
Ethnic group/ culture
Ibibio
Region/ country
Nigeria
Material
Wood
Period
Mid 20th century
Condition
Good
Sold with stand
Yes
Dimensions
40×20×8 cm
Weight
1480 g
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