Antique EBO Mask, SE Nigeria

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Antique Ebo mask, This very detailed Ebo Mask from Southeast Nigeria is an authentic dance mask. The style of this masks shows early Portuguese influence.
Eastern Ibo (igbo, ebo) are known for masquerades associated with the Iko Okochi harvest festival, in which the forms of the masks are determined by tradition, the festival theme content varies yearly.
The Igbo people are a large but widely spread population that inhabits both sides of the Niger river. The river with its fertile surroundings, provide ideal agricultural farming land to all the inhabitants.
Over the years Ibo people have embraced a great variety of beliefs and art styles from neighboring tribes. The wide variety of cultural influences from regional tribes creates rich cultural diversity and Igbo worship, this is clearly depicted in the ceremonial rituals, artistic creations, music, and song and dance.

Measures: 11.5"h x 7.5"w x 5.5"d
Condition: Very good with evidence of wear

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