IGBO MAIDEN SPIRIT MASKS, Nigeria

IGBO
Spirit 16
33 " high
SOLD

This wonderful mask, with remnants of its costume, has been vetted as authentic with signs of use.



The masks below have been sold. They are left here for educational and reference purposes.

For UNSOLD Igbo Spirit  Masks  GO TO IGBO SPIRIT MASKS PAGE

In spite of their appearance, we believe most of the masks below were carved to be sold.

IGBO
Spirit 2
SOLD

 IGBO
Spirit 4
SOLD

IGBO
Spirit 5
SOLD

IGBO
Spirit 6
SOLD

IGBO
Spirit 9
SOLD


 IGBO
Spirit 12
SOLD

 

IGBO
Spirit 13
SOLD

IGBO
Spirit 14
SOLD

 IGBO
Spirit 15
SOLD

IGBO
Spirit 11
SOLD

Photographs © Tim Hamill

IGBO MAIDEN SPIRIT MASKS, Nigeria

A common characteristic of Igbo masks is that they are painted white, the color of the spirit.

The best known among them are the so-called Maiden Spirit masks (Agbogho mmwo) which are danced by men at agricultural festivals and funerals of prominent members of the village. Topped by elaborate coiffures, these masks are said to represent the beauty and purity of deceased maidens.

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Please see as well the incredibly elaborate headdress (pictured below) by clicking on  IGBO, Headdress 1

 

 

 

 IGBO, Headdress 1, 39", SOLD

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