Skin Covered Cap Mask

Ekoi, Cameroon
previous collection: Jean and

Noble Endicott, NYC

This cap mask was used as a headdress for ceremonial dances. It is carved from wood and has an old surface of stretched antelope skin. The rich red brown color of the antelope skin imparts the mask with both a smooth finish and warm sheen. The base of the head is woven with rattan which was attached to the head of a dancer. This mask is a compelling sculpture with cubistic lines and a formidable expression.

Two teeth are missing, otherwise, the figure is in excellent condition.

It stands 9.5 inches tall.