Maschera (1) - Legno - Masque Ibo - Nigeria

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Maschera (1) - Legno - Masque Ibo - Nigeria
Seconda metà XX secolo - Eccellenti condizioni

The Igbo (or Ibo) form one of the major ethnic groups of Nigeria, where they constitute around 18% of the population. They mainly live in the southeastern part of the country (limited by the Benue River and the Niger River in the west), but also form an important part of the population of two main cities of the country: Lagos in the west and Kano in the north. They speak the Igbo language and its various dialects.

One of the main characteristics of Igbo masks is that these are painted in a white colour, the spirit’s colour (Mmwo). One of the most famous masks among spirit masks is the Agbogho (woman) Mmuo or Mmwo (spirit), enabling the Igbo to conceptualise a certain idea of the ideal young woman. The mask is worn by a man and is danced during crops or sowing festivities, but also during funerals of important persons.

Dettagli lotto
Numero totale di oggetti
1
Oggetto
Maschera
Nome dell’articolo autoctono
Masque Ibo
Regione / Paese
Nigeria
Materiale
Legno
Periodo
Seconda metà XX secolo
Condizioni
Eccellenti condizioni
Con supporto incluso
No
Dimensioni
35×20×0 cm
Peso
2 kg
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