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Janus-Faced Headdress  Nigeria, Lower Cross River, Ejagham peoples, Akparabong clan 19th - 20th century Wood, skin, paint, basketry

Janus-Faced Headdress Nigeria, Lower Cross River, Ejagham peoples, Akparabong clan 19th - 20th century Wood, skin, paint, basketry

Boki Provenience: Nigeria Cross River Section: African Materials: Wood Pigment Iconography: Cicatrisation Description: Wooden figurine painted white except for hair. Two raised discs on forehead and each temple, which are black, together with the eyes. Neck carved with rings, red yellow and black.

Boki Provenience: Nigeria Cross River Section: African Materials: Wood Pigment Iconography: Cicatrisation Description: Wooden figurine painted white except for hair. Two raised discs on forehead and each temple, which are black, together with the eyes. Neck carved with rings, red yellow and black.

Ejagham Ekoi Casco con máscara de piel Cross River Nigeria Africano

Ejagham Ekoi Casco con máscara de piel Cross River Nigeria Africano

Allan Stone Collection: African, Pre-Columbian & American Indian Art - Volume Two | Sotheby's

Allan Stone Collection: African, Pre-Columbian & American Indian Art - Volume Two | Sotheby's

Africa | Gelede Society Mask from the Yoruba people | Wood, polychrome paint

Africa | Gelede Society Mask from the Yoruba people | Wood, polychrome paint

Ejagham Janus-headed mask from the Cross River region of Cameroon. Janus faced, skin covered cap masks were mounted on a basketry pedestal and were worn on top of the dancer's head. These masks were used by accomplished male dancers during funerals and initiations.

Ejagham Janus-headed mask from the Cross River region of Cameroon. Janus faced, skin covered cap masks were mounted on a basketry pedestal and were worn on top of the dancer's head. These masks were used by accomplished male dancers during funerals and initiations.

Janiform dance crest - The Akparabong are an Ejagham clan living along the Aweyong, an upper Cross River tributary. They produce for their "ekpe" society refined skin-covered dance crests and helmet masks of a distinctive style often incorrectly thought of as classic Ekoi.  H: 46 cm

Janiform dance crest - The Akparabong are an Ejagham clan living along the Aweyong, an upper Cross River tributary. They produce for their "ekpe" society refined skin-covered dance crests and helmet masks of a distinctive style often incorrectly thought of as classic Ekoi. H: 46 cm

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