Early 20th century - Vintage - used with visible signs of wear
|Total nr of items:||1|
|Object:||Mask (More lots)|
|Ethnic group/ culture:||Egagham (Ekoï)|
|Period:||Early 20th century|
|Condition:||Vintage - used with visible signs of wear|
|Sold with stand:||No|
Crocodile crest of Egagham (Ekoï) - Nigeria.
Early 20th century - in good condition - without stand
In Africa, the death penalty existed for murderers, witches and other serious offenders. But what did they do with their bodies?
Among the Ekoï (alias Egagham), they were thrown to crocodiles.
Crocodiles, living in water, are considered to be in direct contact with the kingdom of spirits located in the water of rivers, sources of life.
By devouring spoils, crocodiles were removing all traces of these evil beings, and in the world of the living, and in the world of spirits.
This disappearance was celebrated during rituals danced with masks like the one presented here.
This mask was guarded by a diviner whose quality reflects the great mastery of Egagham in the art of making very realistic pieces covered with skins.
The 4 legs are articulated.
Very rare piece.
Provenance : Private Belgian collection
Certification on request
Shipping : Insured, tracked and traced
Pick up possible at our gallery in Brussels (Sablon)
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Catawiki member since June 27, 2017, received 90 reviews in total (38 in last 12 months)
|Feedback score:||97.3% (38 reviews)|
|(last 12 months)|
Please note: some elements on this page have been translated automatically.The object is beautiful, but no declaration of authenthicy / provenance arrived with the lot.
Not a professional behaviour.Please note: some elements on this page have been translated automatically.Dear Sir,
I took note of your negative rating, despite the quality of the item.
In the description of the object at the time of the sale, it is indicated that a certificate is established on request.
Unless I am mistaken, I haven't noticed any request from you in this sense.
In any case, the certificate will be sent to you by post.
I thank you for correcting your assessment later, if you are satisfied.
Pipe has arrived. Good quality, unusual piece. One significant problem. It was represented to be made of wood, metal, and brass. In fact, it appears to be primarily terracotta in some places sheathedPlease note: some elements on this page have been translated automatically.Dear Sir Szathmary
After checking with our postal services, your package has left the international sorting center and is on the way to its final destination.
Your payment was made on May 1st and the package was sent
May 7, it has been 17 days since it was given to postal services, we are aware that this wait is very long and are absolutely sorry.
We continue our research for more details.
We sincerely apologize for the wait.
A most wonderful African piece described and delivered in a perfect way. Thank you.
perfect thank you
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|Rest of Europe||$36.52|
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You can pick up this lot from the seller: Bruxelles (Bruxelles), Belgium.
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