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Africa | Maiden spirit mask ~ agbogho mmuo ~ from the Igbo people of Nigeria | Late 19th to early 20th century | Wood, cloth, pigment

Nigeria Igbo people maiden spirit mask, agbogho mmuo, of wood, cloth and pigment.

Africa | Helmet mask "Kabongo" from the Kuba people of Congo | Wood and pigment | ca. early to mid 1900s.

Helmet mask (Kabongo) from the Kuba people of Congo (early-mid Wood & pigment, x x in. via Yale University Art Gallery

Mask; carved of wood; in the form of human face with large ridge running front to back, two prongs (painted white) on either side of ridge, braid of hair between each set of prongs; face painted white.

in the form of human face with large ridge running front to back, two prongs (painted white) on either side of ridge, braid of hair between each set of prongs;

Africa | "Agbogho Mmuo" Maiden maks from the Igbo (Ibo) people of Nigeria | Wood with pigment

Africa | "Agbogho Mmuo" Maiden maks from the Igbo (Ibo) people of Nigeria | Wood with pigment

Citipati, Dance mask, paper mache Tibet-Mongolia 19th c  (archives Hardt & Son)

I love the inclusion of the third eye Citipati, Dance mask, paper mache Tibet-Mongolia c

Africa | Helmet mask "agbogho mmwo" from the Igbo people of Nigeria | Wood, paint and encrusted patina | Representing the "spirit of a young maiden" - "agbogho mmwo". Belonging to the men's "mmwo" society. Such masks were worn by young men on harvest festivities and at the annual ceremonies in honour of the earth spirit "ane". The dancers wore coloured tight costumes with false breasts.

Representing the "spirit of a young maiden" belonging to the men's "mmwo" society. Such masks were worn by young men on harvest festivities and at the annual ceremonies in honor of the earth spirit "ane.

Africa | Yoruba-Ijebu Mask for the Ekine Cult, Depicting the Water Spirit Igodo, Nigeria.  c. prior 1970s

Yoruba-Ijebu mask depicting the water spirit Igodo, Nigeria ✏✏✏✏✏✏✏✏✏✏✏✏✏✏✏✏…

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