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Statue Eket (N° 18606) Deposit sale

Private Belgian collection of African tribal art J. Putteneers.

This anthropomorphic dance crest features a face surmounting a stylized body composed of superimposed arcs anchored on a conical foot. Decorated with field diamonds whose once contrasting colours barely retain their polychrome pigmentation, it remains extraordinarily expressive thanks to a concave face in which the bulging eyelids are modestly lowered. This mask was used during the Ogbom ceremonies. Thick crusty matte patina. Desication cracks.
The Ekets are a subgroup of the Ibibio ethnic group known for its expressive masks. These Ogbom cimiers are among the most conceptual pieces of African art and relate to the most modernist expressions of the ancient statuary Eket.Il are open masks with a crusty patina and overhanging a human head. It should be noted that these masks can be feminine or male.  

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OriginCollection J. Putteneers
Height cm50
Depth11 cm
Width9 cm
Weight0.93 Kg
Estimated datingcirca 1950

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