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Ekoi Wooden Janiform Mask Covered in Animal Hide - PF.3985
Origin: Southeastern Nigeria
Circa: 20 th Century AD
Dimensions: 18" (45.7cm) high x 9.25" (23.5cm) wide
Collection: African
Medium: Wood, Skin, Hair

$9,000.00
Location: United States
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This incredible mask is both large in size and large in artistry. The wood is covered by animal skin which is coloured in a beautiful red hue which offsets the amazing eyes and teeth. The mask would have been worn during a ceremony where the asset of the double head would have been a great advantage when trying to attract attention. All the features are present to give the mask a sense of realism. The top of the mask is also covered by human hair which only adds to the realism. On both faces, a circular design by the ear can also be found adding an interesting decoration to a fascinating mask. In relation to other masks found in Africa, this piece carries a great presence with it , making it a monumental work of art. - (PF.3985)

 

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