Mama Bushcow crest mask -  Nigeria

Mama Bushcow crest mask - Nigeria

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Nice encrusted Mangan Bushcow crest mask - Middle Benue Valley Region - Nigeria

South of the Jos plateau, the northernmost part of the Middle Benue Valley Region, headdresses such as this example are collectively identified as Mangam. Worn during events directed at securing agricultural success, promoting healing, and marking rites of passage, they were part of a ritual complex bearing the same name.