Ijo Information

Tribe: Ijo
Mask Type: Water Spirit Mask
Country: Nigeria
Comments: Old "Water Spirit" / igodo mask. From the main dance group of the Ekine society, the Agbo, or Magbo. The mask is one of a series danced in threes. The powerful water-snake is represented, painted in silver and yellow, with some green. Shows some age damage, and cracks, but displays an excellent patina.
Price: 7000
Material: Wood, pigment, paint
Age: Early 20th century
Height (in): 24
Width (in): 8
Depth (in): 7