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


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Powerful Ibibio mask from Nigeria. The mask is made from wood and covered phembe (white clay). 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. The Ibibio mask has a typical mouth that can move upside down.

Object Mask
Ethnic group: Ibibio
Country: Nigeria
Material: Wood
Estimated period: Second half 20th century
Sold with stand: No
Dimensions: 22x17x10 cm
Weight: 400 gram
Condition: Good condition, used with some signs of wear


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