1914.26.15

Wooden mask of a face surrounding with a grass fringe. [ZM 20/05/2013]

Place details: W AFRICA. Nigeria / Southeastern Nigeria Cross River region Akwa Ibom State. Cultural Group: Ibibio: Local Name: Unknown. Materials: Wood Plant / Palm Leaf Plant / Pigment / Raffia Leaf Plant / ?. Processes: Carved / ?. Dimensions: Max H [including fringe, approx] = 700 mm Max H [mask] = 240 mm Max W [mask] = 170 mm Field Collector: Percy Amaury Talbot When Collected: By 1914 Other Owners: Percy Amaury Talbot PRM Source: Percy Amaury Talbot Acquired: Donated 1914

KEYWORD: Mask / Ceremonial Object / CLASS: Mask / Ritual and Ceremonial / Religion / ?.

Research notes: Jill Salmons examined this mask during a consultation visit to look at the Ibibio masks on 9 January 2014 and noted the following: This is an Ekpo mask with facial distortion representing gangosa. [ZM 17/03/2014]