AFIKPO MASK 16, Nigeria



Photographs © Tim Hamill

AFIKPO
Mask 16
12"
$600
SOLD

Afikpo mask 16 has been vetted as authentic.

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 ( 2, 11 & 13), those with peglike projections and a curved blade form on top are mmaji, or yam blade masks (12, 16 & 17). The blade is the shape of a machete used to harvest the yams.

 

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