The skin covered, Ejagham mask was worn atop the dancer’s head at Ika celebrations and rituals such as initiations and funerals. The headdress is carved of wood covered with antelope skin, elaborate horns, white pigment eyes, open mouth with filed teeth, scarification and a wicker collar attached at the base.
Time Period: Early 20th c
Provenance: From a New York collection
Materials: Wood, antelope hide, pigment and wicker basket
Dimensions: 29 in. high x 15 in. wide
Condition: Appears in fine condition, some lifts and cracks to the hide
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