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AFIKPO MASKS, Nigeria

The masks below have been SOLD and are left here for reference and educational purposes.

For unsold Afikpo masks please go to Afikpo Masks

 

AFIKPO
Mask 4
SOLD

  

AFIKPO
Mask 14
SOLD


Mask 4 been vetted as authentic, showing signs of age and use.

  

Afikpo 1
SOLD

  

Afikpo 3
SOLD

Afikpo 5
SOLD
 

 

 Afikpo 6
SOLD

Afikpo 7
SOLD

 

 Afikpo 8
SOLD
 

 

 Afikpo 9
SOLD

 Afikpo 9
SOLD

AFIKPO
Mask 2
SOLD

 AFIKPO
Mask 2
SOLD

 

AFIKPO
Mask 11
SOLD

 AFIKPO
Mask 11
SOLD

 

 AFIKPO
Mask 12
SOLD

 

AFIKPO
Mask 17
SOLD

AFIKPO
Mask 16
SOLD

AFIKPO
Mask 16
SOLD

Photographs © Tim Hamill

AFIKPO, MASKS,  ARCHIVES, Nigeria

The Afikpo are a small subgroup of the Igbo people in Nigeria. Most of their masks are small and are danced at Yam festivals or for satire and entertainment. Two types here are classified. Those with a flat board superstructure are mba masks , those with peglike projections and a curved blade form on top are mmaji, or yam blade masks. The blade is the shape of a machete used to harvest the yams.

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