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Nigéria, Igbo-Afikpo

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H: 57 cm 2000 EUR
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wood, colour pigments, rest.

This type of mask appears in large numbers during male initiation ceremonies among the Igbo. They are part of the extensive "okumkpa" mask festival with hundreds of participants and a wide variety of mask types. (According to Hélène Joubert, in Lebas, 2012, p. 274).

Lebas, Alain (ed.), Arts of Nigeria in French Private Collections, Milan 2012, p. 274, ill. 91