AN OGONI MASK, NIGERIA

Provenance: Steijler Mission SVD, Germany

Masks are used by the Ogoni for many purposes. Some are reserved for members of secret societies having varying social ranks. Others are mainly for entertainment. This mask has an articulated jaw to make the mask look like it is talking while being danced.

Ogoni peoples, Nigeria, Cross River region
Wood and natural pigments

Price:  €  750,-