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Mask

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Object Number:
AF4697
Current Location:
Collections storage
Culture:
Dan
Provenience:
Ivory Coast
Section:
African
Materials:
Wood
Description:
Wooden mask colored black. Forehead slopes out to a rounded point at the top. Bulging eyes with long narrow slits. Left upper lid is broken off. Cone shaped nose with nostril hole. Thick lips showing a small tongue. Chin drops away at a ninety degree angle. There are perforations for attchments of fringe or a beard. Ther are marks around the forehead and down the center of it with the indentations of tacks.
Credit Line:
Purchased from Kelekian

Bibliography:

[Journal] Hall, Henry U. "Fetish Figures of Equatorial Africa" Vol.: Vol. XI, No. 1. : Page/Fig./Plate: 37
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