The Idoma produced a great variety of masking styles  representing many different characters incarnating spirits of the dead. This Idoma mask was danced at funerals, agricultural ceremonies, maiden spirit initiations, fertility rites, for regulating justice and for entertainment.

Origin: Nigeria
Time Period: Late 19th/early 20th c
Provenance: From a New Mexico  collection
Materials:  Wood and pigment with custom stand
Dimensions: 8in. high x  5 1/2  in. wide 
Condition: Appears in good condition, some loss of pigment and minor loss to back lower rim
Inventory #A3198
Price: $1,600

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