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Igbo Mask (N° 27386)

Related to the spirit of an Igbo girl, but worn by young men during harvest festivals or celebrations associated with the spirit of the earth, this African mask takes up Igbo conventions glorifying the beauty of youth, face coated in white, tattoos and scarified motifs, capillary superstructure in crest with which different sculpted subjects are mixed. Matte patina with discreet polychrome highlights, erosions, desiccation cracks.
The Igbo live in the forest in the southeast of Nigeria. They managed to combine a deep sense of individuality with an equally strong sense of group belonging. Their political system is complex and little known. The village constitutes the largest social unit, the smallest being the extended family. Each village has a high degree of autonomy and is placed under the authority of the oldest lineage leader. The Igbo religion includes on the one hand the god Chuku, supreme creator, considered omnipotent, omniscient and omnipresent, and on the other hand the spirit of the earth Ane.  

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OriginEx-collection française
Height cm55
Width32 cm
Weight4.45 Kg

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