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Mask

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Native Name:
Ngady a Mwaash
Object Number:
AF3685
Current Location:
Collections storage
Culture:
Bangongo
Provenience:
Belgian Congo
Kasai
Section:
African
Materials:
Fiber
Cowrie Shell
Wood
Plant Fiber
Description:
Mask face is decorated with geometric designs, Blue and white beads cover nose and outline the mouth. Black, blue nd green beads cover the eyebrows. Two metal studs between eyes. Hairlin decorated with blue and white beads and cowrie shells. Dark colored cloth used on top of mask as hair. Cowrie shells attached in 15 rows. Side panel of mask is woven raffia cloth.
Height:
34cm
Width:
23cm
Depth:
22cm
Credit Line:
Purchased from W. O. Oldman
Other Number:
27719   -   Field No SF

Current & Past Exhibitions:

Evocative Images: African Sculpture from the University Museum (Traveling version of "African Sculpture from the University Museum") ( Sep 1988 - Apr 1990)
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African Sculpture from the University Museum (22 Nov 1986 - 08 Feb 1987)
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Imagine Africa with the Penn Museum (18 Sep 2011)
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Bibliography:

[Catalogue] Wardwell, Allen. 1986. African Sculpture from the University Museum, University of Pennsylvania. : Page/Fig./Plate: 114-115
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[Article] Dougherty, Frank. 1986. African Sculpture, in Philadelphia Daily News. : Page/Fig./Plate: 1, A7
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[Catalogue] Plass, Margaret. 1957. African Negro Sculpture: A Walk Through the Gallery. : Page/Fig./Plate: 64
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