Mask - Wood, Feathers - Ibibio - Nigeria - Asian African Art
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Mask – Wood, Feathers – Ibibio – Nigeria

 199,00

Mid 20th century – Good condition, used with some signs of wear

Object: Mask
Ethnic group/ culture: Ibibio
Region/ country: Nigeria
Material: Feathers, Wood
Period: mid 20th century
Condition: Good condition, used with some signs of wear
Sold with stand: No
Dimensions: 35×30×20 cm
Weight: 1000 g

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Description

Powerful Ibibio mask from Nigeria. The mask is made from wood and covered with feathers on the backside. Good condition with traces of tribal use.
The Ibibio people live in an area between the Delta an the Cross River of Nigeria. They live in villages led by a chief elected from the most honourable heads of the important families and Ibibio social life is regulated by three secret society which incorporate masks into their annual ceremonies.

Provenance: former private collection from Belgium.

Shipping within 24 hours after the payment is received. Tracking number will be provided. Signature upon delivery. Fully insured.
May as well be viewed and picked up at the Asian African Art Gallery in Vessem (NL).

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