Here we present a skin covered Ekoi figure used for initiations, funerals and agricultural ceremonies. The Ekoi or Ejagham figure is carved in wood, covered with antelope skin. The legs are bent, the arms are articulated presenting it’s hands upward which is thought to represent an offering.
Origin: Nigeria, Cross River region
Time Period: Early 20th c
Provenance: Ex: Joshua Dimondstein, Published The Artist as Collector, 1975, Emerson Woelffer collection.
Materials: Wood & animal skin mounted on custom base
Dimensions: 19 in. high x 5 1/2 in. wide
Condition: The sculpture is in good condition with some loss and cracking of the animal skin
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