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Idoma Okua crest mask
Tribal art > African mask > Idoma mask

This rare example of the African Okua mask associated with funerary rites has thin walls for contours. Under the incision of the eyes, the cheekbones are hollowed out. The fine lines, highlighted with black and red pigments, are enhanced by the visibly old kaolin patina. The numerous perforations of the contours show irregular formats. Erosion of the contours. The Idoma settled at the confluence of the Benue and Niger rivers. Numbering 500,000, they were farmers and traders. The neighborhood and therefore the influences of the Igbo, the ethnic groups of the Cross River and Igala have generated stylistic borrowings and great tribal similarities. The royal lineage members of their oglinye society, glorifying courage, use masks and crests during funerals and festivities. They also ...


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850.00

Idoma Janiform Cimier
Tribal art > African mask > Cimier Idoma

Ex-collection of African American tribal art.
Two faces carried by a long neck are topped by a double ridge. Lozenge scarifications adorn the temples, the face is cut in the heart, offering bleached orbits in which the almond-shaped eyelids protrude. Eroded base, cracks. This mask participated in the funeral ceremonies of the dry season in the Cross River region.
The Idoma live at the confluence of the Benue and Niger rivers. They number 500,000 and are farmers and traders. The influence of their Igbo neighbors, the Cross River and Igala ethnic groups have generated great similarities and stylistic borrowings. Members of the royal lineage of their society oglinye , glorifying courage, use a wide variety of masks and crests during funerals and festivities. Some of them ...


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1450.00

Maternity Idoma Anjenu
Tribal art > African Maternity > Idoma statue

An altar figure named anjenu, this maternity sculpture is enhanced with a patina alternating yellow ochre, kaolin, and a matte black. The bleached face is reminiscent of igbo/idoma masks whose mouth reveals cut teeth. These statues are frequently placed near the body of the deceased during mourning ceremonies. They are associated with a cult, widespread among animist Idoma as well as the Igala and Yoruba of the South, which is supposed to promote women's fertility and protect their offspring. These statues, which benefited from offerings, were kept in shrines.
The Idoma live at the confluence of Bené and Niger. There are 500,000 farmers and traders. Their art and customs have influences from Igbo, the Cross River and Igala, and it is often difficult to distinguish them from their ...


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1650.00

Male figure Idoma
Tribal art > African Statues > Idoma statue

An ancestor of lineage, this character blows in a flute. The ovoid head overlooks a stretched neck, drooping shoulders and a narrow bust. The legs implore a bend. The feet attached to a pedestal are damaged. A carefully traced saurian motif is inscribed on the back. Very nice nuanced patina.
These statues are frequently placed near the body of the deceased during mourning ceremonies. It is associated with a cult, widespread among animist Idoma as well as the Igala and Yoruba of the South, supposed to promote the fertility of women and protect their offspring. These statues were then kept in shrines.
The Idoma live at the confluence of Bené and Niger. There are 500,000 farmers and traders. Their art and customs have influences from Igbo, the Cross River and Igala, and it is ...


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1650.00





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