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Object Number: 82-1-1
Current Location: Africa Gallery
Currently On Display
Culture:Ekoi
Ejagham
Provenience: Nigeria
Date Made: 1900-1982
Early Date: 1900
Late Date: 1982
Section:African
Materials:Wood
Skin
Pigment
Iconography:Female Head
Height: 75cm
Width: 43cm
Credit Line:Purchased from the Estate of Christian Humann, 1982
Other NumberL-635-1 - Other Number

Description

Wooden mask with basketry base. Hide covering face and hair. Neck grooved. Reddish face with painted line down it. Parted lip, open mouth, "teeth" showing. Black lidded eyes, white with black triangular pupils. Short nails studded part above forehead. Five hornlike projections, carved in fluted style.


Current & Past Exhibitions:

African Gallery (1987 - 1994)View Objects in Exhibition
African Gallery ( Aug 1995)View Objects in Exhibition

Bibliography:

[Book] Quick, Jennifer. 2004. Magnificent Objects from the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. : Page/Fig./Plate: 26View Objects cited in this Publication
[Article] Washington, Jemmell'z. 2004. "Explore the Treasures of Africa at the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology", in The Philadelphia Tribune - Sojourner. : Page/Fig./Plate: 25View Objects cited in this Publication
[Catalogue] Wardwell, Allen. 1986. African Sculpture from the University Museum, University of Pennsylvania. : Page/Fig./Plate: 2, 68-69View Objects cited in this Publication
[Article] Dougherty, Frank. 1986. African Sculpture, in Philadelphia Daily News. : Page/Fig./Plate: A15View Objects cited in this Publication
[Book] Horne, Lee C. 1985. Introduction to the Collections of The University Museum. : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 14View Objects cited in this Publication
[Book] University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. Postcard: Ekoi Dance Crest, Used in Ceremonies of Women's Eberge Society.View Objects cited in this Publication

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