EKET HEAD 34

Photographs © Tim Hamill

 EKET
Janus Head 34
12.75" high x 4.5" wide x 6" deep
$150

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 Eket head shows no evidence of age or use and was probably made to be sold.

 

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