A Ku-Jukun dance-mask, Nigeria, a circular mouth and bulging eyes with cowrie shells as pupils, decorated with rows of reddish and blackened glass-beads, partly fragmentary of a hornlike slightly curved appendix, fabric at the base for protection of the dancer.
The Jukun-speaking peoples trace their ancestry to the rulers of the kingdom of Kwararafa, a state which existed in Western Africa from the 14th through to the 18th centuries. Traditionally, Jukun society was governed by a monarchy. Nowadays this region is dominated by Islamists and the country is shaped by a large wave of refugees, which means that traditional culture and its ritual objects are destroyed in a way like never before.
400 – 500,- Euro
Height: 44 cm
Weight: 810 g