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Igbo Mask (N° 25807)

African art and the spectacular crest masks of the Igbo ethnic group.
African mask Igbo Agbogo Mmwo, called a young girl's mask, glorifying youth and beauty, slanted eyes, emaciated face coated in white, scarifications and tattoos. The so-called “cap” hairstyle consists of braided hair mixed with accessories. The white color of the mask refers to ancestral spirits, these masks frequently accompanying the deceased during funeral rites, mmwo meaning "spirit of the dead". Grainy matte patina, abrasions and drying cracks.
The Igbo live in the forest in the southeast of Nigeria. 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 Ala.  

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EthnyIgbo
Countrynigéria
Material(s)wood
Height cm63
Width21 cm
Weight1.70 Kg
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