Yoruba Epa Mask from Nigeria
Tribe: Yoruba Country: Nigeria Object: Epa Mask Height: 11.5″
Epa mask come in all shapes and sizes. Most will have a large superstructure on top, but others will only portray Orangun, the first defied Yoruba King, such as this piece here.
Epa festivals last for several days where sacred ceremonies take place honoring ancestors. The mask can also be worn during funerals and rites of passage.