Lot: 220

97th Auction

Dance crest with three heads

Nigeria, Cross River, Boki (Ekoi complex)

Provenance Size Starting price / estimated price
Samir Borro, Brussels, Belgium
Marc Gallery
H: 12 inch This object is not available anymore.

wood, colour pigments, metal, braids and teeth worked separately, rest., base

The Ekoi (Ejagham) are credited with being the first to have made and
danced with leather-covered headdresses. From them, this custom is said
to have spread throughout the Cross River area, and thus to have been
adopted by the Boki.

Schädler, Karl-Ferdinand, Ekoi, München 1982, p. 5 ff.
"Arts-Kunst: Primitifs, Primitive, Primitieve II", Brussels, 1992

Brussels, Belgium: "Arts-Kunst: Primitifs, Primitive, Primitieve II", 16-19 June 1992