Nigerian Mask

This carved wooden mask is thought to have come from Calabar, in Nigeria. It is included as it was originally collected by a member of Sierra Leone's Krio community, Mohammed Daniel Job. From the mid-nineteenth century, Krio traders, missionaries and professionals settled along the coast of West Africa and in settlements on the Niger River. This Krio diaspora maintained close links with Sierra Leone through steam shipping lines, and objects from throughout the region found their way to Freetown where they were sometimes acquired by European collectors. Mohammed Daniel Job was a Wolof Senegalese Trader, who settled in Freetown.

Further Information

  • Type: Masks, headdresses
  • Object: Nigerian Mask
  • Materials: Wood
  • Culture Group: Other, Krio
  • Dimensions: 380mm x 230mm x 130mm
  • Production Date: Pre 1906
  • Associated Places: Nigeria: Calabar (Created)
  • Associated People: Mohammed Daniel Job (Collector); A. Ridyard (Donor)
  • Museum: World Museum Liverpool Sierra Leone Collection
  • Accession Number: LIVCM.