University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number: 29-59-108
Current Location: Collections storage
Culture:Masongo
Kimbundu
Provenience: Angola
Section:African
Materials:Fiber
Wood
Brass
Credit Line:Purchased from Henry C. Mercer, 1927
Other Number76 - Field No SF
22511 - Other Number

Description

Dancimg mask. Wood. Slits for eyes and mouth; sharp pointed teeth; prominent chin; incised lines (scarification?) on forehead and upper lip; studded with brass-headed nails. To top of mask is attached a cap of palm cloth over a framework of twigs.


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: 72View Objects cited in this Publication
[Article] 1947. Masks. The University Museum Bulletin. 13:1 : Page/Fig./Plate: 9View Objects cited in this Publication

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