Ethnic group / culture
Region / country
2nd half 20th century
In good condition, used with some signs of wear
36 × 25 × 15 cm
Beautiful old ritual mask made of hard wood and kaolin.
Eket ethnicity, Ibibio subgroup.
Large dimensions. Beautiful height of 36 cm and a weight of 950 grams.
Small and upturned nose, protruding mouth.
Scarifications on each side of the nose.
Stripes of various colours on the sides: dark wood, kaolin and light wood.
In good condition considering its age. Without damage nor break.
It remained in its original unrestored, with a worn surface.
The kaolin disappeared by places.
It has not been cleansed or washed, as some collectors prefer to leave objects in their original condition.