Sculpted following the death of a notable in order to prolong his authority, placed in the men's meeting room, the figure of the ekpu ancestor was the subject of regular sacrifices in the hope of protecting the community.
The Oron are established in the Cross River region, alongside the Ibibio. The recurring elements of the oron sculptures are a beard, a hat or a circular headdress, dignitary attributes.
The narrow bust gradually widens towards a swollen, cylindrical abdomen, stocky legs.
Desication cracks, erosions.
Possibility of payment in 3x (3x 216.7 €)
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