Register 1954 Composite headdress mask:- carved wood head covered with pale brown skin mounted on a circlet of basket work, eyes are formed by sheet metal insets and a black, hard wood pupil, six protruding teeth of carved wood are set in the upper jaw. Hair represented by wooden pegs, surmounted by a narrow-brimmed, skin-covered head dress.

An00254946 001 l

Thing

Made Of
bone, metal, skin, wood
Type of Thing
mask
Exhibition History
Exhibited: 2003, BM Room 5, Medicine Man: Henry Wellcome's Phantom Museum
Techniques
basketry

People

Acquired From
Wellcome Historical Medical Museum to The British Museum
By Ethnic Group
Ekoi

Place

Found In
Cross River State

Time

Acquired In
1954

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