EKET STYLE HEAD 35

Photographs © Hamill Gallery

 EKET STYLE
Head 36
12.5" high x 6" wide x 6" 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 appearance this Eket head shows no evidence of age or use and was probably made to be sold.

There is a chip on the front of the base, which is hollowed out and has two holes for attachment ( see view below).  The wood is very dense and hard.

 

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