African art and the spectacular crest masks of the Igbo ethnic group.
African mask Igbo Agbogo Mmwo, called a young girl's mask, adopting local criteria glorifying youth and beauty, slanted eyes, emaciated face coated in white, scarifications and tattoos in checkered or in ornamental pellets. The headdress represents braided hair mixed with accessories. The white color of the mask relates to ancestral spirits, these masks frequently accompanying the deceased during funeral rites. Indeed, mmwo means "spirit of the dead". Polychrome patina.
The Igbo live in the forest in southeastern Nigeria. The religion of the Igbo includes on the one hand the god Chuku , supreme creator, considered omnipotent, omniscient and omnipresent, and on the other hand the spirit of the earth Ala .
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