This mask of the Mmo society embodies the spirit of deceased maidens. It is worn by men who dance to the accompaniment of musicians who sing tributes to living and deceased maidens. The mask represents the beauty and serenity of the ideal female. The elaborate hairstyle is an invented idealistic construction and not a real reflection of the typical Igbo female hairstyle. The mask is in good condition except for some very slight damage or softening on the chin area.