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Boki mask (N° 22526)

Presenting characteristics in common with the Okua masks of the Idomas, this mask representing a rounded face of the naturalist type bears scars in relief typical of the groups of the Cross River, including the Keakas. The implantation of the hair forms a point in the center of the forehead. The cheeks are marked with parallel streaks, the open mouth is lined with metal teeth. Dark patina, scattered crusty deposits. Desication cracks and abrasions.
The Boki, Bokyi, live in the Cross River region along the border of Nigeria located northwest of Mamfe in Cameroon. They speak an eponymous language and are part of the Benoué. Most are Christianized.

The Boki practiced the cult of the Spirit of the Leopard, whose aggressive and unpredictable character was expressed by symbols. The nkuambuk ritulle ceremonies used this type of mask in pairs or sometimes in threes.
Height on base: 43 cm.
Ref. : "The Other Face, African Masks" Coll. Barber Mueller, ed. Adam Biro.  

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OriginCollection Patrick Malisse
Height cm29
Width17 cm
Weight1.10 Kg
Estimated datingmid-xx°
Socle includedYes

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