05 May Ejagham mask, 20th century, Cross River, Nigeria. Wood, leather, metal and bones. 
Mask used to perform warlike dances. Related to ancient customs of headhunting and cannibalism: the captured ennemy was eaten and his head was cleaned and dried to be used as the top of an helmet. Later the head was carved in wood and simply covered with human skin. - quaibranly.fr

Ejagham mask, 20th century, Cross River, Nigeria. Wood, leather, metal and bones. 

Mask used to perform warlike dances. Related to ancient customs of headhunting and cannibalism: the captured ennemy was eaten and his head was cleaned and dried to be used as the top of an helmet. Later the head was carved in wood and simply covered with human skin. - quaibranly.fr