Water Spirit Mask: An Article from

WHERE GODS AND MORTALS MEET

 Continuity and Renewal in Urhobo Art

EXHIBITION DEDICATED TO THE URHOBO PEOPLE OF NIGERIA

April 9  August 16, 2004

 

Perkins Foss, Ph. D.

Guest Curator

 

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Ohworhu Mask

Water Spirit Mask

Mask (opharo edjo)

Mask (opharo edjo)

Wood, pigment, encrustation. H. 32 cm.

Private Collection, Belgium

This mask is characteristic of a type used in ceremonies honoring the water spirit Ohworhu, common to the southern Urhobo communities

 

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