"Igbo Mask"Igbo mask from Nigeria. Piece over 40 years old. Delivered on base. Masks are often used for: - Agrarian rites - Funeral rites - Initiation rites during these ceremonies Masks help by chants, dances and masked races. For funeral ceremonies, the opening and closing of seasonal work: The exhibition of the mask must recall the creation of the world, that is to say the organization of the world and of society the mask reaffirms the presence of myths in daily life. For initiation rites and rites linked to birth or to worship, masks have a purely religious function since they must protect men from evil spirits and serve as an intermediary between the Gods and men.