From: Nigeria

Curatorial Section: African

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Object Number 73-2-1
Current Location Collections Storage
Culture Ekoi
Provenience Nigeria
Section African
Materials Wood | Skin | Fiber
Iconography Human Head

Human head carved of wood and covered with antelope skin. Set on basketry base. Circle on forehead and in front of each ear. Small oval slanted eyes, cut out from skin, nail pupils. Short small nose. Open mouth with teeth, gap between front teeth. Large complicated hairstyle. Main feature is six large forward curving prongs on top. On each side of these is a horizontal spiral carving with a smaller perpendicular one going down from it. Many studs in spaces between main elements.

Height 28.4 cm
Length 17.5 cm
Outside Diameter 15.4 cm
Credit Line Purchased from Michel Hugenin, 1973

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