Idoma mask

Type: mask
Exhibits: Cycle of Life
Tribes: Idoma Peoples
Location: Banks of Niger & Benue Rivers, Central Nigeria
Period: 20th Century
Materials: Fiber, Iron, Pigment, Wood
Not For Sale

Living at the confluence of the Benue and Niger Rivers in Nigeria, the Idoma people artistically, achieved a reputation for their female fecundity figures and masks with white kaolin-covered faces. White-faced masks are used by the Idoma primarily for funerals. The veneration and protective importance of ancestors is perhaps the most prominent aspect of Idoma culture. 

Idoma mask
Idoma mask
Idoma mask
Idoma mask