cap mask for Ogbodo Enyi masquerade

Ikwo people

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A mask type of the northeastern Igbo is a cap mask with tusks and a trunk-like snout of an elephant. It is worn horizontally on top of the head and the masker is completely covered by a knitted garment. The mask appears at the annual yam harvest celebration and at the funerals of important leaders.

(Pace Primitive and Ancient Art, New York) sold on November 8, 1979 to Harrison Eiteljorg [1903-1997] of Indianapolis; donated to the IMA 1989

Object Information

culture
Ikwo people
creation date
1940-1960
materials
wood, pigment, iron
dimensions
22-1/8 x 8-1/2 x 11-1/4 in.
accession number
1989.898
credit line
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Harrison Eiteljorg
copyright
No Known Rights Holder
collection
African Art
colors

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