Ekpo Society Mask Panel - Eket People, Nigeria
Ekpo Society Mask Panel - Eket People, Nigeria
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Ekpo Society Mask Panel - Eket People, Nigeria

$1,600.00
The Eket are a sub-group of the Ibibio, living to the west of the Cross River on the Cameroon border. They have no centralized government and secret societies rule over daily life. Ancestor worship is universally practiced. The masks are used by members of the Ekpo society, who play a political, legislative, judiciary, and religious role in the village.
This plaque mask was likely attached as a side panel to a main mask.

Ex. Charles Jones African Art, N. Carolina, Ex. Scott Rodolitz, and Ex. Christopher and Genevieve McConnell collection.

Height: 10 ⅛"
Height including stand: 12 ⅛"
Width: 8 "
Depth: 2 "

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