EKET HEAD 33

Photographs © Tim Hamill

 EKET
Four-Headed Object 33
13" high x 6.5" wide x 6.5" deep
$300

Eket Sculpture shows traditional masks, figures, shutters, doors and other objects from the Eket people, a subgroup of the Ibibio of Nigeria. Recognizable for their decorative patterns and repetition of shapes, Eket sculpture takes several forms.

Heads are round and mask-like, with carefully defined features and precise carving. Most are headdresses, on top of a caplike base.

This four-headed Eket piece shows no evidence of age or use and was probably made to be sold. The worst damage is shown in the detail below: a section of the top of the bowl is missing and below that the side of one head has clear areas of wood loss.

 

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