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Ibibio/Eket panel mask
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Ex-collection French African art.
Of unusual structure, this panel mask is made up of two face masks, flat, on which stand out similar faces. Pupils are pierced in a fairly realistic facies bleached with kaolin and associated with the spirit world. The characteristic of the lower part of the faces seems to be borrowed from the movable jaw masks linked to the Ekpo des Ibibio company, which is also found in the Ogoni. The Ekets also carve lunar masks for the Ekpo Society's agricultural festivals and funeral ceremonies. Crusty and matte patina. Secret societies are numerous among the Ibibio set up west of the Cross River. Without centralized government, their social organization is comparable to that of neighbouring Igbo. The cult of ancestors is under the authority of the ...


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Masque Anang, Ibibio
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This mask of the Anang, from the Group Ibibio, embodying a beautiful young woman, was dedicated to the entertainment parties of the company Ekpo. The hairstyle, which develops into braids and side shells, enhances the hollowed-out look of heavy eyelids. Under the frontal scarification in lozenge, distinctive of the group, the nasal appendage marked by a rounded end is born. The carefully carved mouth reveals the teeth. The surface has a cracked pink ochre patina.
The Ibibios are a people of West Africa, mainly present in southeastern Nigeria (Akwa Ibom State), but also in Ghana, Cameroon and Equatorial Guinea. Secret societies are numerous among the Ibibio set up west of the Cross River. Without centralized government, their social organization is comparable to that of neighbouring ...


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Masque Ibibio Eket
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The African art and tribal masks of the Ekpo
D'ample orbital cavities, where protruding pupils are hollowed out, and between which points a triangular nose make up most of our African Eket mask, from the collection of the painter 'a href'"http://wiki.ibb.town/Karl-Heinz-Engstfeld"- Karl Heinz Engstfeld and 'a href-U'0022https://evibb.de/home/wir-trauern-um-ruth-engstfeld-schremper/U-0022 stained glass. A large mouth reveals a row of sharp teeth. The thick granular patina coated forms cracks, and the alternating use of red ochre pigments and white kaolin on the eyes accentuates the hypnotic character. The Ekets, based in southeastern Nigeria, are a subgroup of the Ibibio ethnic group known for its expressive masks. It is a patrilineal society whose villages are governed by the ...


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Masque facial  Anang Ibibio
African art > African mask > Anang Mask

This mask of the Anang, from the Group Ibibio, usually playing a beautiful young woman, was dedicated to the entertainment parties of the company Ekpo. The hairstyle develops into thick side shells frames a red-tinted face on which gashes on either side of the nose allow vision. The mouth reveals teeth traditionally cut into tip, beauty criterion. The surface offers an eroded wood. Burgundy patina, inlays of localized red pigments.
The Ibibios are a people of West Africa, mainly present in southeastern Nigeria (Akwa Ibom State), but also in Ghana, Cameroon and Equatorial Guinea. Secret societies are numerous among the Ibibio set up west of the Cross River. Without centralized government, their social organization is comparable to that of neighbouring Igbo. The cult of ancestors, ...


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Masque Ibibio
African art > African mask > Masque Ibibio

Ex Swiss African art collection.

The surface is entirely covered with furrows on this African mask ibibio with a crest in the form of two birds whose beak meets at the top, forming a graceful ornamental structure. One side has abraded areas, and gaps on the outer contours. The Ibibios are a people of West Africa, mainly present in southeastern Nigeria (Akwa Ibom State), but also in Ghana, Cameroon and Equatorial Guinea. Secret societies are numerous among the Ibibio set up west of the Cross River. Without centralized government, their social organization is comparable to that of neighbouring Igbo. The cult of ancestors is under the authority of the highest-ranking members of the Ekpo. They use masks such as the idiok, linked to fallen spirits, and the mfon, representing saved ...


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