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Mask

Anyang or Ibibio, Cross Rivers region, Nigeria/Cameroon
19th-early 20th century

Provenance: Noble and Jean Endicott, NYC. The Ibibio and Anyang developed a more naturalistic style of depicting the human face. This portrait like mask which fit over the wearer’s face belongs to the category of masks embodying spirits whose physical beauty reflects their high moral standing.  This mask has been carved in a very delicate fashion; its structure is very thin. It also exhibits great presence, age and wear.

Mask

Anyang or Ibibio, Cross Rivers region, Nigeria/Cameroon
19th-early 20th century

Provenance: Noble and Jean Endicott, NYC. The Ibibio and Anyang developed a more naturalistic style of depicting the human face. This portrait like mask which fit over the wearer’s face belongs to the category of masks embodying spirits whose physical beauty reflects their high moral standing.  This mask has been carved in a very delicate fashion; its structure is very thin. It also exhibits great presence, age and wear.

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