The Galwa mask was used by the judicial Okukwe society during rites of passage ceremonies such as birth, initiations, weddings and funerals. It has an oval face with closed eyelids, thin nose and smile and is decorated with opposing dark triangles and white background. There are old nails protruding along the forehead and chin.
Time Period: Mid 20th c
Provenance: From a Belgium collection
Materials: Wood, pigment and nails with custom base
Dimensions: 11 1/2 in. high x 7 1/2 in. wide
Condition: Mask in very good condition with some loss of pigment and abrasion to back rim
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