Ekpe Masquerades

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Ekpe (Egbo) Runner Umuahia.

Ekpe (Egbo) Runner Umuahia.

Ekpe (Egbo) Runner Uzuakoli. The mask is a pathological Ibibio, the costume is Cross River.

Ekpe (Egbo) Runner Uzuakoli. The mask is a pathological Ibibio, the costume is Cross River.

Ekpe (Egbo) Runner Uzuakoli

Ekpe (Egbo) Runner Uzuakoli

Ekpe (Egbo) Runner Umuahia

Ekpe (Egbo) Runner Umuahia

kpe (Egbo) head Photo'd in Item. Said to have been bought in the Middle Cross River Area.

kpe (Egbo) head Photo’d in Item. Said to have been bought in the Middle Cross River Area.

Skin covered head Photo'd in Item. Said to have been bought in the Middle Cross River Area.

Skin covered head Photo’d in Item. Said to have been bought in the Middle Cross River Area.

Ekpe (Egbo) or Ikem Uzuakoli

Ekpe (Egbo) or Ikem Uzuakoli

Two skin covered heads Uzuakoli

Two skin covered heads Uzuakoli

Skin covered head with two opposing faces Uzuakoli

Skin covered head with two opposing faces Uzuakoli

Skin covered head Calabar/Creek Town

Skin covered head Calabar/Creek Town

Five Ekpe (Igbo) masks Ubakala

Five Ekpe (Igbo) masks Ubakala

Ekpe (Igbo) mask Ubakala

Ekpe (Igbo) mask Ubakala

Ekpe (Igbo) head representing an elephant (Ndokki)

Ekpe (Igbo) head representing an elephant (Ndokki)

Modern Ekpe (Igbo) head piece. Modern Ibibio in style and may have been carved by them

Modern Ekpe (Igbo) head piece. Modern Ibibio in style and may have been carved by them