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Mask

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Object Number:
AF5368
Current Location:
Collections storage
Culture:
Senufo
Provenience:
Ivory Coast
Section:
African
Materials:
Wood
Description:
Wooden mask colored black. The headpiece is a small animal leaning over, tail up, looking down at the face. Ram horns extends out from under the animals feet, textured with many vertical lines. The actual forehead begins below these with a protruding spine down the center and double lines curving upward on eitheer side. There are eye slits and double lined brows which join up to make a long thin nose. Two relatively large rectangles flank the sides of the face at this point. They are also textured like the horns. Two roughly triangular points extend from the bottom of them. There is a protruding rectangular mouth with teeth and a long pointed chin.
Height:
33.8cm
Width:
18.5cm
Depth:
9cm
Credit Line:
Purchased from the Quinn Estate
Other Number:
1542   -   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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What In the World TV Program (01 Jan 1952 - 31 Dec 1952)
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Bibliography:

[Catalogue] Fleckner, Uwe. 2008. The Invention of the 20th Century: Carl Einstein and the Avant-Gardes. : Page/Fig./Plate: 39,56-57
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[Catalogue] Wardwell, Allen. 1986. African Sculpture from the University Museum, University of Pennsylvania. : Page/Fig./Plate: 48-49
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[Article] Dougherty, Frank. 1986. African Sculpture, in Philadelphia Daily News. : Page/Fig./Plate: 3
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