University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number: 81-11-4
Current Location: Collections storage
Culture:Bapende
Provenience: Kasai District
Section:African
Materials:Wood
Grass
Credit Line:Received from various sources, pre-1981
Other Number58-17-? - Original Number

Description

A domed forehead with a black trefoil painted on it. A black lozenge-shaped mark is on each cheek and the lips are painted black. The ears and chin are painted white and the nose and left ear are chipped. A grass fringe is tied onto the chin. An elaborate woven headdress of natural and dark brown grass is tied on, and has three vertical grass horns. A piece of woven grass fabric is tied onto the back of the mask.


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