Elu Spirit Mask with Articulated Jaw
Early 20th century
Cane wood, fiber and pigment
H: 7.5 in x W: 5.5 in x D: 4.5 in :: 19 cm x 14 cm x 11.4 cm
A classical Ogoni spirit mask depicting an enigmatic visage: with moveable jaw, full lips, short nose, and scarification marks. Small in size and usually worn by young men, it was attached to a hood of textiles and plant fibers which covered the head of the costumed masquerader.
Inventory # 104384
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