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Seldom African wooden naturalist Ekpo mask - IBIBIO - Nigeria

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Seldom African wooden naturalist Ekpo mask - IBIBIO - Nigeria

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Early 20th centurry- good condition

An interesting expressive mask from the Ibibio Ekpo masquerades, with two little face masks on the side and another in the middle ( see pictures)

Ibibio mask "idiok ekpo" are depicting reincarnated ancestors with "bad morals", or ADHD symptoms, the moral ugliness is represented by the use of dark surfaces shiny and often strange disfigurations .

Height: 30 cm; Length: 18 cm. Sold with custom made stand.
Provenance: Scholar, name will be given to the buyer, Belgium

B/w Photo: G.I. Jones archives 1930's ( c) Cambridge University.
Color photo: Ekpo mask, Atani, Arochukwu, December 2015

Our exclusive Art may be viewed or picked up in David Norden's Shop in Antwerp.
Please note: Sold with written description of the tribe and private review by David Norden who guarantees this product's authenticity.
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Feedback score: 98.7%
Reviews given: 79
Member since: July 1, 2014
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    KaptanKrunch November 12, 2017

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    Toujours du Grand D.Norden = Très beau masque Goli avec belle patine d'utilisation- pigments rouges intenses-FANTASTIQUE
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    lovviere October 18, 2017

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    Alles perfect in orde. Zeer goede aankoop.
    Nogmaals dank. Jos belde
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    Josbelde October 9, 2017

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    Allways perfect transactions, excellent seller.
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    fernando4878 August 31, 2017

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    Ce masque Guere/Wobe dégage à la fois force et sérénité. De plus le masque a été livré en 24h chrono!!! Du jamais vu......
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    lovviere August 24, 2017

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