Festac Mask

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Festac Mask

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This is a hand made sculpture from Lagos and it shows the Face of Festac .

Queen Idia, the face of FESTAC 77 was the mother of Esigie, the Oba of Benin who ruled from 1504 to 1550. She played a very significant role in the rise and reign of her son. She has been described as a great warrior,  who fought relentlessly before and during her son’s reign as the Oba (king) of the Edo people.