Mask - Wood - Ibibio - Nigeria

Description
Mask - Wood - Ibibio - Nigeria
Early 20th century - Excellent

An Ibibio female mask from the men's Ekpo association, to honor the ancestors .

Two type of Ekpo Masks exist - the "evil and ugly" spirit masks and the "good and beautiful" masks like this one who is with white Kaolin naturalistic and "beautiful."

This mask is in good condition, with some modest pigment loss. Holes around the rim where made to a textile costume (missing) .

H= 20 cm and 28 cm on the custom made metal stand.

Lot details
Object
Mask
Ethnic group/ culture
Ibibio
Region/ country
Nigeria
Material
Wood
Period
Early 20th century
Condition
Excellent
Sold with stand
Yes
Dimensions
20×12×9 cm
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