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Ogoni Mask (N° 24129)

Ex-collection of French African art.
The Ogoni live along the coasts of Nigeria, near the mouth of the Cross-River, south of the Igbo and west of the Ibibio. Their sculptures vary from village to village, but are mainly renowned for their masks with articulated jaws like certain Ekpo Ibibio masks. Their masks were usually worn at funerals, festivities accompanying plantings and harvests, but also more recently to welcome distinguished guests. The acrobatic demonstrations linked to the celebration karikpo , and accompanied by the drum kere karikpo , were also an opportunity to exhibit various zoomorphic masks. This mask embodying an ancestor or a high-ranking character has a sophisticated hairstyle and a collar. The face bears linear scarifications in relief. The surface has a grainy, clear, pink ocher and brown patina.  


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OriginEx-collection française
Height cm35
Width21 cm
Weight3.70 Kg
Estimated datingcirca 1960
Socle inclusOptional

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