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 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