Lot: 224

97th Auction

Early face mask of the "ekpo" society

Nigeria, Ibibio

Provenance Size Starting price / estimated price
Hans van Drumpt, Maastricht, The Netherlands H: 10.8 inch This object is not available anymore.

wood, strongly encrusted patina,
The mask is darkly coloured, actually an indication that it belongs to the type of "idiok ekpo" masks. However, the facial features are almost naturalistic and even, which puts it more in the category of aesthetic masks.