Ekoi or Ejagham Janiform Headcrest

Cross River Region, Nigeria

wood, leather, kaolin, fibre and metal, one horn (A/F)

Measurements:
height 69 cm
Provenance:
The Estate of Ray Hughes
Reference:
Ekoi masks are characterised by their varnished antelope hide covering. The headdress is attached to the top of the wearer's head by a basketry base. Realism is often enhanced by the insertion of metal or wooden teeth
  • EStimate $800 - $1,200
  • sold $1,440 Incl BP
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