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Ogoni Mask (N° 15043)

The Ogoni live along the coast 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 articulated macho masks such as some Ekpo Ibibio masks. Their masks were usually worn at funerals, festivities accompanying plantations and crops, but also more recently to welcome distinguished guests. The acrobatic events related to the celebration karikpo, and accompanied by the kere karikpo drum, were also an opportunity to exhibit various zoomorphic masks. This Ogboni mask, which would embody an ancestor or a high-ranking character, has a hairstyle consisting of three large braids.
Peeled crusty patina. Splend under the chin. Height of 49 cm on pedestal.  

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Originex-collection belge
Countrynigéria
Material(s)wood
Height cm31
Depth18 cm
Width17 cm
Weight0.35 Kg
Estimated datingmid-xx°
Socle includedYes

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