The Idoma produced a great variety of masking styles with thousands of forms and functions. Masks represented many different characters incarnating spirits of the dead. This rare Idoma mask was danced at funerals, agricultural ceremonies, fertility rites, for regulating justice and for entertainment.
Time Period: 19th/Early 20th c
Provenance: From a New Mexico collection
Materials: Wood and pigment with custom base
Dimensions: 8 in. high x 5 1/2 in. wide
Condition: Appears in good condition, some loss of pigment and minor loss to back lower rim
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