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Lot n° 5

Grand masque de danse de la société « Ekpo »

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(a variant of the Idiok type). It features a face with a prognathic mouth, swollen cheeks, raised eyes and a forehead adorned with ram's horns, symbolizing strength and determination. Wood with localized polychromy, vegetable fibers, old patina and internal signs of use. Ibibio, Nigeria 47 x 39 cm Exhibition: Théâtre Paul Eluard, Choisy le Roi, 1981, reproduced in the catalog "Masques africains".