This Helmet Mask is named Agbogho = woman; and Mwo = spirit.
This mask presents the ideal figuration of a young Ibo girl.
The whiteness of its tint was obtained by the application of kaolin, and indicates that the mask is a spirit.
These masks are danced for harvest festivities, and each year, these honour the “spirit of earth” which is sometimes placed next to the “spirit of the mother”, another type of Ibo mask.
The dancers wear fake breasts to caricature the preciousness of young women who intend to get married.
Presence of tribal scarifications. A slight desiccation crack - non-damaging - on the left side of the helmet.
Dry patina of wear.
- Maschera per casco.
- IBO / IGBO
- Regione / Paese
- Legno, pigmenti, caolino
- metà del XX secolo
- Buone condizioni
- Con supporto incluso
- 48×22×30 cm
- 1.9 kg