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puppet Ibibio (N° 23667)

African statue of the "colon" type, offering articulated arms. The back has been notched so that a manipulation rod can be inserted. Patina of use, polychrome, abraded. Desication cracks, slight losses.
The Ibibios, people of West Africa mainly present in the south-east of Nigeria (State of Akwa Ibom), are also present in Ghana, Cameroon and Equatorial Guinea. Secret societies are numerous among the Ibibio settled west of the Cross River. Without a centralized government, their social organization is comparable to that of the neighboring Igbo. Ancestor worship is under the authority of the highest-ranking members of the Ekpo. The latter use masks such as the idiok, related to fallen spirits, and the mfon, representing saved souls. The statues and puppets are used by the ekon society, every seven years, through theatrical performances accompanied by music.  

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OriginEx-collection belge
EthnyIbibio
Countrynigéria
Material(s)wood
Height cm100
Width19 cm
Weight1.52 Kg
Estimated datingmid-xx°

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