TIKAR MASK

$150.00

Title: TIKAR EKET COIN MASK
Date: Late 20th Century
Geography: Camaroon
Culture: Eket
Medium:Wood, Brass, Copper Coins
Dimensions: 12.5imH x 8inW x 5inD
Classification:Wood-Sculpture

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Description

This African mask are from the Tikar people of Cameroon is hand carved of wood, and features finely detailed brass embellishment to the eyes and forehead. Tikar masks, with their ritual scarification’s and formalized hair styles, are some of the most desirable in African art. They are a subgroup of the Ibibo Tribe who are farmers. These masks are used in agricultural and fertility rites when sewing crops and to celebrate the Yam Harvest. The masks usually affirm the power of the sun and the moon and the cycles of nature.” These Masks not only have Brass inlays, shell inlays but also Nigerian coins from 1973,1974 when the Mask was made.  A great addition to any home or office.