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Ligbi/ Djimini of Dô Yangaleya mask
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The Ekets also carve lunar masks for agricultural festivals and funeral ceremonies of the Ekpo Society. A face stands out in low relief in the center of a disc decorated with bands of contrasting colors. The mouth fits in the triangle of the chin. A collar came to the mask, attached to the perforations of the contours.
Smooth Mate Patine
Secret societies are numerous among the Ibibio set up west of the Cross River. Without centralized government, their social organization is comparable to that of neighbouring Igbo. The cult of ancestors is under the authority of the highest-ranking members of the Ekpo. They use masks such as the idiok, linked to fallen spirits, and the mfon, representing saved souls. The statues and puppets are used by the company ekon , every seven years, ...

Masque Eket Ibibio
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The Eket carve circular masks for agricultural festivals and funeral ceremonies of the society Ekpo . In the center, the small face would be associated with the "Grandmother", creative spirit linked to the full moon. The triangular decorative motifs symbolize the necklaces of animal teeth worn by members of the Idiong diviner society during certain ceremonies. A collar came to halo the mask, fixed to the perforations of the contours. Crusty matt patina. Height on base : 38 cm.
The secret societies are numerous among the Ibibio settled west of the Cross River. Without a centralized government, their social organization is comparable to that of the neighboring Igbo. The cult of ancestors is under the authority of the highest ranking members of the Ekpo. The latter use masks ...


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Igbo or Eket Dance Crest
Tribal art > African mask > Igbo Mask

Endowed with a morphology with both feminine and masculine characters, this statue is erected on a base overhanging a calotte mask. The semi-flexed legs, however, evoke the tribal dance mbombo of the young girls during the Ogbom ceremonies, held before the altar at the close of the periods of seclusion. This danced ritual was dedicated to the deity of the earth named Ala among the Igbo, and Isong among the Ibibio . The crest masks were then kept near the chimney flues of the huts in order to be protected from insects. Thick cracked patina, colored highlights, localized abrasions. Old break on the nose and cracks.
The Eket , established in southeastern Nigeria, are a subgroup of the Ibibio ethnic group renowned for their expressive masks. They are a patrilineal society whose ...


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Ogbom Eket Crest
Tribal art > African mask > Statue Eket

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 ...


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Ogbom Eket Dance Crest
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Ex-collection African tribal art Polargo USA 1955 - Mercier Belgium 1978.
This anthropomorphic figure of balanced proportions is depicted frontally, perched on a promontory whose base with holes allowed to fix the basketry and fabrics that concealed the dancer. The semi-flexed legs evoke the tribal dance mbobo of the girls during the ceremonies of the Ogbom , taking place in front of the altar at the end of periods of confinement. This danced ritual was dedicated to the deity of the earth named Ala in the Igbo , and Isong in the Ibibio. The masks were then kept near the chimney ducts of the huts in order to be protected from insects. Glossy dark patina, localized abrasions. Ex. Belgian collection Mercier.The Eket, established in southeastern Nigeria, are a subgroup of the Ibibio ...


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