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Ekoi Ekpo Crest Mask

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  • Stunning ancestor figure from the Ekoi people also known as the Ejagham inhabitants of the extreme southeastern region of Nigeria and parts of Cameroon. The Ejaghams live in the Cross River area. The are best known for their wooden crests covered with animal skin. Ancestor spirit masks such as these are used by the Ekpo Society are worn at funerals and other secret society rituals. In the rituals ceremonial plays known as Ikem ""sharing one heart and mind"" are performed to venerate the ancestors. The mask is fixed to the dancer's head and adorned with raffia fiber to hide the dancer's face and body. This piece is made of carved wood wrapped with antelope hide and painted.


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