African, Oceanic & New World Cultures-Africa
Completely made of cloth and synthetic materials - meaning of the mask is to project the global relevance of Ekpe, the secret society that performs it. Ekpe was the association that facilitated international trade with Europeans starting in the 1700s.
Ekpenyong Bassey Nsa
Nigerian Masquerade Costume
cloth and synthetic materials
MUAM purchase through Jordan Fenton, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Art History
Ekpenyong Bassey Nsa, “Ebonko Mask,” Miami University Art Museum, accessed October 29, 2020, https://miamiuniversityartmuseum.omeka.net/items/show/2341.