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.
|Estimated period:||Second half 20th century|
|Sold with stand:||No|
|Condition:||Good condition, used with some signs of wear|
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