|Ibibio, Idiok Ekpo mask, Nigeria
Late 19th/early 20th century
9.5" tall x 6-3/4" wide
ex private collection, CA
ex private French collection
ex Serge Schoffel
Idiok Ekpo is designed to inspire both fear and respect. In
Ibibio culture it is said that the doer of evil deeds will
become a ghost like Idiok Ekpo. Its counterpart is a good
and beautiful mask, Mfon Ekpo.
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