Ibibio Idiok Ekpo Society "Hell Dwelling Spirit" Mask, Nigeria #706

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  • Ibibio Idiok Ekpo Mask, Nigeria #706
  • Carved wood with deep, well handled surface patina, age and weathering, signs of long ceremonial use.
  • Ibibio Idiok Masks represent Destructive Spirits or the Spirits of Ancestors who violated tradition during their lifetime.
  • Idiok masks are designed to inspire both fear and respect. During mask performances of the Ekpo society, Reincarnated Immoral Ancestors are represented by Idiok Masks, depicted with dark surfaces and various disfigurations. They are sometimes referred to as "Hell Dwelling Spirits".
  • Measurements: The mask measures 12 inches tall.
  • Condition:  Fair, well weathered and worn
  • Base included