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Dance Crest

Object Number:
82-1-1
Current Location:
Africa Gallery
Culture:
Ekoi
Ejagham
Provenience:
Nigeria
Date Made:
1900-1982
Early Date:
1900
Late Date:
1982
Section:
African
Materials:
Wood
Skin
Pigment
Iconography:
Female Head
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.
Credit Line:
Purchased from the Estate of Christian Humann
Other Number:
L-635-1   -   Other Number

Current & Past Exhibitions:

African Gallery ( Aug 1995)
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African Gallery (1987 - 1994)
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Bibliography:

[Book] Quick, Jennifer. 2004. Magnificent Objects from the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. : Page/Fig./Plate: 26
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[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: 25
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[Catalogue] Wardwell, Allen. 1986. African Sculpture from the University Museum, University of Pennsylvania. : Page/Fig./Plate: 2, 68-69
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[Article] Dougherty, Frank. 1986. African Sculpture, in Philadelphia Daily News. : Page/Fig./Plate: A15
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[Book] Horne, Lee C. 1985. Introduction to the Collections of The University Museum. : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 14
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[Book] University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. Postcard: Ekoi Dance Crest, Used in Ceremonies of Women's Eberge Society.
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