JUKUN YOKE or SHOULDER MASK and FIGURE, Nigeria

      

JUKUN
Mask 1
37" high x 8" wide
$1200


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


 

MUMUYE
Yoke/Shoulder
Masks

 

MUMUYE
Yoke/Shoulder
Masks
2

 

 WURKUN
Yoke/Shoulder
Masks

JUKUN
Figure 2
SOLD

Photographs © Tim Hamill

JUKUN, YOKE MASKS, Nigeria

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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