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Efut artist Place made: Cross River region, Nigeria Headdress, late 19th–early 20th century Animal skin, wood, natural fibers, and vegetable pigments h. 56.0 cm

Efut artist Place made: Cross River region, Nigeria Headdress, late 19th–early 20th century Animal skin, wood, natural fibers, and vegetable pigments h. 56.0 cm

Authentic Museum Quality Kuba Helmet Mask Highly Adorned A Fine Example | eBay

Authentic Museum Quality Kuba Helmet Mask Highly Adorned A Fine Example | eBay

Mask Icon by MirageMari.deviantart.com on @DeviantArt

Mask Icon by MirageMari.deviantart.com on @DeviantArt

Kuba Mask at the politically incorrect Africa Museum, Tervuren, Belgium

Kuba Mask at the politically incorrect Africa Museum, Tervuren, Belgium

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The kpelie face mask is used in ancestor (kpelie) rituals by the Poro, or Lo, secret sociey of the Senofu peoples. Although mainly worn by men, the kpelie represents female perfection and is used to depict the great mother, the ancestor of all and the giver of life, according to Poro philosophy. The projections at the top of this mask represent the horns of a bull, while the lateral projections at the sides refer to the stylized hair arrangements of Senofu mothers. The "legs" at the bottom…

The kpelie face mask is used in ancestor (kpelie) rituals by the Poro, or Lo, secret sociey of the Senofu peoples. Although mainly worn by men, the kpelie represents female perfection and is used to depict the great mother, the ancestor of all and the giver of life, according to Poro philosophy. The projections at the top of this mask represent the horns of a bull, while the lateral projections at the sides refer to the stylized hair arrangements of Senofu mothers. The "legs" at the bottom…

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