JUKUN YOKE or SHOULDER MASK 1, Nigeria

Photographs © Tim Hamill

JUKUN
YOKE MASK 1
37" high x 8" wide x 7" deep
$1200


This yoke mask has been vetted as authentic, with signs of use and age.

The Jukun, like the Mumuye, have shoulder or yoke masks, known as Sukwava, which displays an elongated neck set under a diminutive head with large ears. Traditionally, they were used during pre-war ceremonies, but nowadays they are worn during rain-making and healing practices.

Peoples such as the Mumuye, the Chamba, the Jukun, the Wurkun and the Montol live along the Benue River in eastern Nigeria.


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