African art > Mask > Okwa Mask

Masque facial Okua Idoma (N° 17665)

A naturalistic face mask, associated with funeral rites, it offers a face coated with white clay marked with traditional vertical bar keloids, also present in the Igbos, cheekbones protruding under large eye cavities, a cut teeth. Locally abraded clear patina, black tops and red ochre.
Idomas have settled at the confluence of Bené and Niger. There are 500,000 farmers and traders. The neighbourhood and therefore the influences of the Igbo, those of the Cross River and Igala ethnic groups have generated stylistic borrowings, and great tribal similarities. Members of their society oglinye, glorifying courage, use masks and cimiers during funerals and festivities. They also produce fertility statues with bleached faces and exhibiting incised teeth. Janiform cimiers are usually exhibited at the funerals of notables. Members of the Kwompten male society used statues named goemai as part of healing rituals.  

Watch the video

350.00 
Possibility of payment in2x (2x 175.0 €)

This item is sold with its certificate of authenticity

Estimated shipping cost





Originex-collection hollandaise
EthnyIdoma
Countrynigéria
Material(s)wood
Height29
Width19
Weight0.51 Kg
Socle inclusOptional

You could also be interested by these items
Masque SalampasuMasque GaloaMasque GuéréMasque PendeMasque Fang

You must login to access these options
   Warn me if a similar item is added to the catalog
   Warn me if the price decreases
Manage my alerts
One person already marked interrest on this item

You have question on this item ? contact us

17666

Previously viewed items
African art - Masque facial Okua Idoma
African art  -  New York - Paris - London

© 2020 - Digital Consult SPRL

Essentiel Galerie SPRL
73 Rue de Tournai - 7333 Tertre - Belgique
+32 (0)65.529.100