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The Afikpo are a sub-group of the larger Igbo nation and are known for their large-scale public masquerades. This facemask was utilized in masked Afikpo dances in contexts related to agricultural rites as well as life cycle events. The horns atop the mask may imply zoomorphic features of the character in the masquerade.
Height: 14 ¾ inches
Estimate: $500 - $700.
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