Igbo Mask
Agbogho Mmwo, Nigeria
Wood, natural pigment, paint

9.5" x 6.5"
Inventory # 10292

This mask represents the spirit of a young girl, or agbogho mmwo. These masks were worn by young men during harvest celebrations and annual ceremonies that honored of the earth spirit, ane. The young girls were accompanied by a mother, whose mask was adorned with a great crest or hood. The dancers wore colorful, close-fitting costumes with false breasts.

Price on request