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Janiform Mask, Ekoi, Nigeria

Janiform Mask, Ekoi, Nigeria


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Directory: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: African: Sculpture: Pre 1950: Item # 1424089
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Ekoi Ejagham Janiform mask covered with skin. Both faces with scarifications next to the eyes. The Ekoi (Ejagham) of southeast Nigeria believe that the scars on their bodies will serve them as money on their way to the place of the dead. H. 55 cm. Condition: expected age wear, a piece of skin is missing. Provenance: missionaries Montfortanen, Berg en Dal (Africa Museum), The Netherlands. Comes with a custom made stand and documentation from the museum.
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