University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number: AF1875
Current Location: Collections storage
Culture:Bayaka
Provenience: Zaire
Kasai District
Belgian Congo
Section:African
Materials:Wood
Fiber
Credit Line:Purchased from J. F. G. Umlauff, 1912
Other Number223 - Other Number

Description

Circumcision mask. Wooden with raffia hanging from around the base of mask; face of mask is of a light tan color with crescent shaped eyes, protruding triangular shaped nose with two nostrils, open mouth with carved teeth, dark brown carved hairline; crescent shaped piece protrudes from center of head; cross hatch pattern incised on rim of hair line; a type of animal is found on the top of head in center; two pieces of twisted fiber protrude through hole found on top of head; some type of hooks protrudes as well.
Similiar to AF1872, AF1875, AF1876, AF1877, AF1878.


Current & Past Exhibitions:

Mask Parade (31 Oct 1947)View Objects in Exhibition

Bibliography:

[Catalogue] Plass, Margaret. 1957. African Negro Sculpture: A Walk Through the Gallery. : Page/Fig./Plate: 74View Objects cited in this Publication
[Article] 1947. Masks. The University Museum Bulletin. 13:1 : Page/Fig./Plate: 19View Objects cited in this Publication
[Catalogue, Exhibition] Wingert, Paul S. 1948. African Negro Sculpture.View Objects cited in this Publication

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