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This type of hybrid African mask called ogbodo enyi which means "spirit of the elephant", refers to the strength and endurance of the majestic pachyderm.
Thanks to its exceptional characteristics, the elephant is associated with a symbolism of political and spiritual power.
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These masks are recognizable by their atypical shapes in projection. The top of the mask features a sculpted head.
Two-tone patina. Desication cracks.
In the northeast of the Igbo region, these masks were worn only by men during annual festivities, including the New Yam Festival, who wore them on their heads and waved them to rapid solitary dances.
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