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Object Number: 29-12-154
Current Location: Imagine Africa
Currently On Display
Culture:Nafaras
Provenience: Ivory Coast
Section:African
Materials:Wood
Height: 36cm
Credit Line:Purchased from J. Laporte, 1929
Other Number142 - Other Number

Description

Wooden mask colored black. The headpiece is a miniature of the mask. The face is flanked with semi-circle, rectangle, and triangle on either side. Diamond in the center of the forehead, to either side of the diamond are double-lined semi-cicles opening out. Slits for eyes. Double curved lines for eyebrows which join up to form long thin nose. Double straight lines extend diagonally down from the middle of the nose. Gradually proding mouth with teeth. Long pointed chin with "leg-like" extensions to either side.


Current & Past Exhibitions:

Imagine Africa with the Penn Museum (18 Sep 2011)View Objects in Exhibition

Bibliography:

[Catalogue] Plass, Margaret. 1957. African Negro Sculpture: A Walk Through the Gallery. : Page/Fig./Plate: 11View Objects cited in this Publication

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