Dance Crest


From: Nigeria

Curatorial Section: African

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Object Number 82-1-1
Current Location Collections Storage
Culture Ekoi | Ejagham
Provenience Nigeria
Date Made 1900-1982
Section African
Materials Wood | Skin | Pigment
Iconography Female Head

Wooden mask with basketry base. Hide covering face and hair. Neck grooved. Reddish face with painted line down it. Parted lip, open mouth, "teeth" showing. Black lidded eyes, white with black triangular pupils. Short nails studded part above forehead. Five hornlike projections, carved in fluted style.

Height 75 cm
Width 43 cm
Credit Line Purchased from the Estate of Mr. Christian Humann, 1982
Other Number L-635-1 - Other Number

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