Helmet mask, Western Africa


Civic Museums of Reggio Emilia

Civic Museums of Reggio Emilia
Reggio Emilia, Italy

Wooden mask from Ekoi ethnic group, Western Africa, found (1886-1887) by Giuseppe Corona, italian consul in Congo


  • Title: Helmet mask, Western Africa
  • Creator: unknown
  • Date: 1886/1887
  • Location: Musei Civici di Reggio Emilia
  • finding: Western Africa, Nigeria, Ekoi
  • Provenance: Western Africa, Nigeria, Ekoi ethnic group
  • Physical Dimensions: h34cm
  • Photographer: Carlo Vannini
  • Period: End of 19th century
  • Donor: Giuseppe Corona
  • Date of donation: 1889
  • Date of discovery: 1886
  • Type: Ethnic handmade
  • Medium: leather, iron, wood, horn

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