EKET HEAD 35

 

Photographs © Tim Hamill

 EKET
Head 35
22.25" high x 13" wide x 4.75" 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.

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

 

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