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Mask

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Object Number:
81-11-5
Current Location:
Collections storage
Culture:
Bapende
Provenience:
Kasai District
Section:
African
Materials:
Wood
Grass
Wax
Description:
Circumcision mask with a carved and painted beard with chevron designs. Continuous black painted eyebrow and a black hairline. The lips and the protuberances by the eyes are painted black as well. The topknot has three pieces of reddish wax embedded init, and a grass fringe (not attached) encircles the topknot. There are perforations in the beard and around the face for a grass fringe which has been lost.
Credit Line:
Found in Collection
Other Number:
58-17-?   -   Original Number

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