Large Igbo Mask from Nigeria
Tribe: Igbo Country: Nigeria Object: Face Mask Height: 31″
The Igbo people create thousands of masks for their many social gatherings. Most masks are unidentifiable as to which function it belonged and for what purpose as the themes change often. Thought to be incarnate spirits of the dead, the masks are used during sacred rituals, funerals and initiations along with many other ceremonies.