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Statuette Igbo Ikenga
African art > African Statues > Statue Igbo

Most often sporting a high horned headdress with complex elements, this type of African statues features a character with attributes such as jewelry and scarifications, sitting on a stool. The warrior brandishes a knife and a human head. Beautiful piece painstakingly carved. Patine mate. Lacks and shrapnel.
This ethnic group is located in the southern Niger Delta region of Nigeria. the Ikenga is a personal altar belonging to a man. It is the symbol of accomplishment and personal success (okpossi), the representation of one's tutelary spirit (chi, vital energy), as well as the recipient of sacrifices offered periodically or prior to the commitment of an important action (most often to ifejioku, deity of the yam, or to ale, goddess of the earth). In addition, ike , the power, refers ...


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Female mask mmwo Igbo
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The African art Igbo and the white masks, the embodiment of female spirits
This tribal mask of the Igbo Agbogo Mmwo takes up the traditional conventions glorifying youth and beauty, illustrated by traditional characteristics: horizontal incisions of the eyes, a treaded nose, an emaciated face smeared with white, colorful scarifications and ornaments in checkered or ornaments. The white color of the mask is associated with ancestral spirits, these masks frequently accompanying the deceased during funeral rites. Indeed, mmwo means " spirit of the dead". The mask wearer was wearing a colorful textile suit and a postiche chest.
A white, red and black polychrome enhances this African mask. Patina chipped.
The Igbo live in the forest in southeastern Nigeria. They managed to ...


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Igbo Agbogo Mmwo Mask
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African art > African mask > Mask Nigeria

African art and the spectacular crest masks of the Igbo ethnic
Classic version of the Igbo Agbogo Mmwo African mask embracing traditional conventions glorifying youth and beauty, with narrow slits of the eyes, a face emaciated smeared with white, scarifications and tattoos in checkerboards or ornamental lozenges. The headdress is composed, surmounting the thick braids of the coiffur, of half open discs.
The white color of the mask refers to ancestral spirits, these masks frequently accompanying the deceased during funeral rites. Indeed, mmwo means " spirit of the dead". A polychromy composed of touches of blue, white and dark colors for the crest, highlight this African mask. Thick patina crusty.
The Igbo live in the forest in southeastern Nigeria. They managed to ...


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Igbo Ikorodo helmet mask
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African art > African mask > Igbo Mask

The voluminous headdresses of Ikorodo masks in Nigerian African artThis Igbo African mask called Ikorodo in the Nsukka region of southern Nigeria glorifies youth and beauty, thanks to narrow eye slits, a face with sharp white-coated features, scarifications and tattoos in checkerboards or ornamental lozenges. The headdress is composed of three open fins topped with circular growths, hence the name of the headdress called 'corks'.
The white color of the gbo-gho-mmwo body refers to ancestral spirits, these masks frequently accompanying the deceased during funeral rites. Indeed, mmwo means 'spirit of the dead', especially of young girls, although it is worn by young men in order to honor the spirit of the earth. The headdress evokes the old female hairstyle adorned with brass pieces. ...


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Masque facial Igbo
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African art > African mask > Igbo Crest

African art and the spectacular crest masks of the Igbo
Classic version of the Igbo African mask Agbogo Mmwo borrowing traditional conventions glorifying youth and beauty, this mask has thin horizontal incisions indicating the eyes, a narrow face covered in white, scarifications and tattoos in checkered or lozenges with a dark hue. Three open fins topped with circular growths, "à bouchons", and thick side braids make up its sophisticated hairstyle.
The white color of the mask refers to ancestral spirits, these masks frequently accompanying the deceased during funeral rites. Indeed, mmwo means " spirit of the dead". A polychrome composed of blue, red and white enhances the room. The Igbo live in the forest in southeastern Nigeria. They managed to associate a deep sense of ...


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Statue of Igbo divinity
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African art > African Statues > Statue of Igbo divinity

Ex-collection of English-African art

The Igbo venerate a considerable number of deities known as alusi, or agbara, considered to be the descendants of Chuku, or Chukwu, and as such are intermediaries to whom sacrifices such as that kola nuts, silver, kaolin, are granted in order to enjoy their favors.These sculptures produced in several regions range from about forty centimeters to a human size, and are adorned with aristocratic attributes more or less elaborate.The sculptors turn out to be men, but female followers often contribute by completing the work with colored pigments.In the case of the statue presented, articulated arms, when they were positioned horizontally, indicated the will to receive the offering of the adepts, and integumentary headdress and ornaments ...


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Paternity Igbo Alusi
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African art > African Statues > Statue Igbo

African art Igbo.
The Igbo worship a considerable number of deities known as alusi , or agbara, considered the descendants of Chuku, or Chukwu, and as such are intermediaries to whom sacrifices such as kola nuts, money, kaolin, are granted for the purpose of enjoying favors. These sculptures produced in several regions range from forty centimeters to a human size, and are adorned with more or less elaborate aristocratic attributes. Sculptors turn out to be men, but female enthusiasts often contribute by completing the work with coloured pigments. The tegumentary ornaments also reflect the social rank of the character. The character here presents a child, symbol of the Igbo people. Native restorations were carried out using wicker rods. One of the feet is damaged. Break on the ...


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Masque facial Igbo Agbogo Mmwo polychrome
African art > African mask > Igbo Mask

This Igbo African mask called Ikorodo in the Nsukka region of southern Nigeria glorifies youth and beauty, thanks to narrow slits for the eyes, a face with sharp features coated in white, traditionally pointed teeth, scarifications and tattoos. The headdress is made up of large braids. Chipped kaolin patina, abrasions. The white color of the gbo-gho-mmwo body refers to ancestral spirits, these masks frequently accompanying the deceased during funeral rites. Indeed, mmwo means 'spirit of the dead', especially of young girls, although it is worn by young men in order to honor the spirit of the earth.
The Igbo live in the forest in southeastern Nigeria. They managed to associate a deep sense of individuality with an equally strong sense of belonging to the group. Their political ...

Igbo Ogbodo Enyi mask
African art > African mask > Izzi Mask

This type of mask called ogbodo enyi in the extreme north-east of the igbo country, and which means " spirit of the elephant", refers to the strength and endurance of the majestic pachyderm. Indeed, in addition to the presence of elements appearing in tusks, the protruding forehead, returning to the inside of the mask, is a stylized evocation of the trunk. Because of its exceptional characteristics, the elephant is associated with a symbolism of political and spiritual power and features prominently in the Igbo cosmogony.
These masks that combine human and animal elements were sculpted in different formats and wore horizontally, and, like most igbo masks, performed with other masks during dance performances. Unusually, they could be worn by women, despite a threat of infertility to ...


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Figure of deity Igbo Alusi
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African art > African Statues > Statue Igbo

An Igbo male figure embodying a tutelary deity, intermediate between men and the god named Chukwu, it is carved in long volumes. The fingers of the hands are absent and the massive feet are eroded. The crested hairstyle has filmed inlays of blackish coating. His body features the body motifs named " uli ". C Regional body marks, tattoos and scarifications indicated the grade achieved in the initiation society. This sculpture was intended to be placed in the obu (Sing.: obi), houses of the men of the Cross River. Characterizing the notables, the wearing of bracelets at the arms and ankles are carved in relief. Golden beige patina.
. The culture Igbo originates from the mythology of the Kingdom Nri of Nigeria, according to which the gods brought to believers palm oil, cassava, and ...


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Masque facial Igbo
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African art > African mask > Igbo Mask

Atypical by its "mus-trompe" ending in a narrow toothed mouth, its red-shaped eyes deeply sunk under a prominent forehead, this mask collected in the state of Kebbi in north-west Nigeria, on the Benin and Nigerien border, presents a construction of the same type as some igbo masks (pages 108, 274 and 275 "Arts of Nigeria in the French collections" 5Continents). Igbo masks embody a range of ancestral spirits in ritual ceremonies associated with the agricultural calendar.
Origially founded by Assyrian refugees driven out by the Babylonians, the state of Kebbi is composed of Hausa, Fulani, Kambari, Kamuku, and various groups, the vast majority of which converted to Islam in the late 19th century.
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Igbo/Ibibio Heaume Mask
African art > African mask > Igbo Mask

This mask comes from the Igbo region in southeastern Nigeria, around Ngwa, a region with a social organization comparable to that of the neighbouring Ibibio with whom they are frequently in contact.
The discs accessorized with duvets, adorning the crest of this mask, refer to the intricate hairstyles worn by the young girls igbo. In the centre, two round-to-bump figures, placed back to back, and surrounded by guinea fowl intended for sacrifice, embody a concept of complementarity. The opposition of forces is symbolized on the other hand thanks to the duality of the colors. Dark crusty patina, kaolin, red pigment tops.
The religion of the Igbo comprises on the one hand the god Chuku , supreme creator, considered omnipotent, omniscient and omnipresent, and on the other hand the ...


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Igbo crest mask
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African art > African mask > Igbo Crest

This mask is topped with a feminine effigy of a warrior, linking it to ikenga sculptures, some of which are emblazoned with multiple horns, or intricate geometric elements. This type of African statues depicts a character with attributes such as jewelry and scarifications "ichi", and in this case the armed character has a war trophy.
Mate polychrome patina, crusty agglomerates. Cracks.
The Igbo are based in the southern Niger Delta region of Nigeria. The Ikenga is a personal altar symbolizing personal achievement and success (okpossi), the representation of its tutelary spirit (chi, vital energy), as well as the recipient of sacrifices offered periodically or prior to the commitment of important action (most often to ifejioku, yam deity, or all, goddess of the earth). In ...


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Figure Ikenga Igbo
African art > African Statues > Figure Ikenga

Most often sporting a high horned headdress with complex elements, this type of African statues features a character with attributes such as jewelry and scarifications, sitting on a stool. The warrior brandishes a knife and a human head. On its white clay bleached bust, darker zoomorphic patterns are drawn.
Patine grainy mate. A few marks of xylophages.
This ethnic group is located in the southern Niger Delta region of Nigeria. the Ikenga is a personal altar belonging to a man. It is the symbol of accomplishment and personal success (okpossi), the representation of one's tutelary spirit (chi, vital energy), as well as the recipient of sacrifices offered periodically or prior to the commitment of an important action (most often to ifejioku, deity of the yam, or to ale, goddess ...


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Mask Heaume Igbo
African art > African mask > Igbo Mask

This African Igbo mask called Ikorodo in the Nsukka region of southern Nigeria glorifies youth and beauty, with narrow slits for the eyes, a face with white-haired features, scarifications and tattoos. The headdress here is composed of shells and thick braids falling sideways. The white color of the mask agbo-gho-mmwo refers to ancestral spirits, these masks frequently accompanying the deceased during funeral rites. Indeed, mmwo means " spirit of the dead", and especially of young girls, although it is worn by young men in order to honor the spirit of the earth. Abrasions, crusty white patina.
The Igbo live in the forest in southeastern Nigeria. They managed to associate a deep sense of individuality with an equally strong sense of belonging to the group. Their political system is ...


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Figure of deity Igbo Alusi
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African art > African Statues > Statue Igbo

This Igbo statue features a hairstyle braided in three voluminous braids and a face pigmented in white and red for the mouth, evoking the world of the deceased but also the beauty of youth. His body bears body motifs called " uli ". These regional body marks, tattoos and scarifications, indicated the rank achieved in the initiation society. This effigy embodying a guardian deity, intermediate between men and the god named Chukwu , is depicted standing, legs semi-flexed, hands waiting for offerings. This sculpture was intended to be placed in the obu (Sing.: obi), men's houses of the Cross River. Characterizing the notables, wearing bracelets with arms and ankles carved in relief, contrast with the patina of white kaolin whose body is folded. The culture Igbo originates from the ...


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Igbo Ikorodo Crest Mask
African art > African mask > Igbo Mask

This Igbo African mask called Ikorodo in the Nsukka region of southern Nigeria glorifies youth and beauty, thanks to narrow slits for the eyes, a face with sharp features covered in white, teeth traditionally cut into point scarifications and tattoos. The headdress is composed of three high open fins topped with circular growths, hence the name of the headdress called "à bouchons".
The white color of the mask agbo-gho-mmwo refers to ancestral spirits, these masks frequently accompanying the deceased during funeral rites. Indeed, mmwo means " spirit of the dead", and especially of young girls, although it is worn by young men in order to honor the spirit of the earth. The headdress evokes the old female hairstyle adorned with brass pieces. The Igbo live in the forest in southeastern ...


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Ritual object Igbo /Ofo N dichie
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African art > African Statues > Bronze Igbo

The sculptures, Ofo mediators in African art
This sculpture combining wood and metal, named Ofo (named after the tree in which it was made), has a stylized face topped by a large crest in the shape of a shovel. Its body is formed by an adorned with spiral patterns in relief, under a ringed neck. A rare and symbolic piece held by an elder named N'dichie , and associated with the agnatic lineage, on which one sometimes took an oath, this black-iron object was arranged in Igbo houses and altars. This tradition then spread to neighbouring ethnic groups. From a botanical sculpture from a tree "masculin", and composed of brittle twigs, images of boys dependent on their father and then detaching from it, this object is part of a type of achievement ( skeuomorphs) of Nigerian culture, made ...

Igbo Women s Mask
African art > African mask > Igbo Mask

Variation of the girl masks, this copy where the bichromy participates in the expressive force is surmounted by a female figure depicted sitting on a stool. Wearing a curved crest, the figure shows the Cheloid scars and tattoos ichi and the necklaces and bracelets of dignitaries. The mask has cut teeth, a criterion for the beauty of igbo women, and characteristic facial marks. Desisicaiton cracks, abrasions. The Igbo live in the forest in southeastern Nigeria. They managed to associate a deep sense of individuality with an equally strong sense of belonging to the group. Their political system is complex and little known. The village is the most important social unit, the smallest being the extended family. Each village has a high degree of autonomy and is placed under the authority of the ...


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Igbo mask
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Ex-collection English African art.
A bold arrangement made up of multiple overlapping figures distinguishes this African igbo mask Agbogo Mmwo. This Igbo mask, which is also distinguished by its decoration of mirrors and seeds of abrus, feathers and raffia strings, conforms to traditional conventions glorifying youth and beauty, with narrow slits for the eyes, a thin nose and a face kaolin-clad. The white color of the mask refers to ancestral spirits, these masks frequently accompanying the deceased during funeral rites. Indeed, mmwo means \


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Box  Igbo reliquary
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African art > African Reliquary > Box Igbo reliquary

Anthropomorphous reliquary box,

it is adorned with carved elements in high relief. On the top, a head is wearing a European hat, accentuating the solemnity of the deity represented.His forehead also bears the deep scarifications of ethnicity, and his mouth aggressively reveals sharp teeth.His body is the formwork of the reliquary, which closes a consolidated door of a rope of natural fibers. Refinements of palm oil and pigments are still visible in the receptacle reliquary Beautiful two-tone crust patina Igbo live in the forest in southeastern Nigeria, combining a deep sense of individuality with an equally strong sense of belonging to the group and a complex political system. The village is the most important social unit, the smallest is the extended family, each village ...


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