Beninese wood African mask, 'Her Protection' - Beninese Wood Mask Curate

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Her Protection Beninese Wood Mask

By Rita Addo Zakour, this imposing mask depicts Queen Idia, mother of Oba (king)... more

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By Rita Addo Zakour, this imposing mask depicts Queen Idia, mother of Oba (king) Esigie who ruled Benin in the 16th century. The king is said to have worn the mask around his neck to drive away the forces of evil. The artisan names her hand-carved mask Abanbo, an Akan word which means "protection."

  • 0.70 kgs
  • 1.5 lbs
  • 55 cm H x 13 cm W x 6 cm D
  • 21.75" H x 5" W x 2.4" D

  • Sese wood and aluminum
  • Free Gift Wrap? Yes
  • Premium Gift Wrap? Yes
  • Made in Ghana.
  • Certified and shipped by our office in West Africa

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Rita Addo Zakour

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Rita Addo Zakour

Wood carvings and beaded jewelry

West Africa
19 artist reviews

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19 Testimonials for Rita Addo Zakour

Redhead at Heart

Kansas City, MO, USA

Rita Addo Zakour has a fine sense of style. an artistic eye and ecological integrity, using many recycled materials to create many of her designs. I Love the necklace and earrings I own!





These are just the earrings to make a bold impression!