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Antiqued African Wood Mask of Queen Idia Nigeria Festac, "Festac Queen Idia"

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A mask to honor ancestors, this one is largely known as "Festac." It... more

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A mask to honor ancestors, this one is largely known as "Festac." It commemorates the Festival of Arts and Crafts. This yearly event that began in Nigeria is represented by a mask personifying Queen Idia, and it symbolizes the spiritual bond that unites all peoples of African descent in the world today. Frank Odei Amoani creates a stunning version as he carves this mask of sese wood and applies clay to achieve an ancient, weathered look.

Queen Idia extended the frontier of what is known as the Ancient Benin Empire to unbelievable heights and wide geographical reach. She was a devout patron of the arts who encouraged the creative impulses of her people as much as their valiant pursuit of conquest.

  • 1.51 kgs
  • 3.3 lbs
  • 49.5 cm H x 19 cm W x 8.5 cm D
  • 19.5" H x 7.5" W x 3.3" D

  • Sese wood
  • Intended as wall decor
  • Features a rustic, rugged finish
  • Hand-crafted item -- color, size and/or motif may vary slightly
  • Made in Ghana.
  • Certified and shipped by our office in West Africaicon info
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01/09/2018

"Extraordinary Craftsmanship"

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This mask of Queen Idia is sensational. Every feature is life-like. The african's care and cautioned is well captured in this creation!

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Festac Queen Idia, Antiqued African Wood Mask of Queen Idia Nigeria Festac

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01/14/2021

"Exquisite Piece"

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The piece is stunning from a distance when hung on a wall. The piece hangs in my mothers home and continually receives compliments. Well done to the artist!

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  • Wall hanging

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Festac Queen Idia, Antiqued African Wood Mask of Queen Idia Nigeria Festac

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08/17/2019

"Excellent mask"

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Quality mask. Very nicely made and has very detailed features

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Senufo Presence, Ornate Senufo Wall Mask Artisan Crafted African Tribe Art

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07/12/2019

"Beautiful Comb"

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Incredibly authentic look and feel. I am very pleased. Thank you for continuing this long history of carving and capturing timeless spirit.

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Frank Odei Amoani has received a $100 microcredit loan with 0% interest.

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