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.
Purchased from J. F. G. Umlauff
Current & Past Exhibitions:
Mask Parade (31 Oct 1947)
[Catalogue] Plass, Margaret. 1957. African Negro Sculpture: A Walk Through the Gallery. : Page/Fig./Plate: 74
[Article] 1947. Masks. The University Museum Bulletin. 13:1 : Page/Fig./Plate: 19
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