The round masks of the Eket are worn at funerals and agricultural festivals for the Ekong Society. Studies by anthropologists suggest that their shape may symbolize the moon. Double masks such as this one are rare.
By 1979, Hubert Goldet (b. 1945 – d. 2000), Paris. 1992, sold by Alain de Monbrison Galerie, Paris, to the MFA. (Accession Date: October 28, 1992)
Frank B. Bemis Fund