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Mask

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Object Number:
29-35-1
Current Location:
Collections storage
Culture:
Guro
Provenience:
Ivory Coast
Section:
African
Materials:
Wood
Pigment
Technique:
Carved
Painted
Iconography:
Bird
Description:
Wooden mask colored black. Face has horns curving forward. A bird is perched on the horns. Carved decoration on the head (hair or a headpiece) Smooth face with slits for eyes and a very narrow nose. Tiny mouth projects slightly with lips and tongue seen.
Height:
52.6cm
Credit Line:
Purchased from Mrs. Lena H. White
Other Number:
02   -   Cast Number

Current & Past Exhibitions:

African Gallery (1982 - 1986)
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African Sculpture from the University Museum (22 Nov 1986 - 08 Feb 1987)
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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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What In the World TV Program (01 Jan 1952 - 31 Dec 1952)
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Bibliography:

[Catalogue] Wardwell, Allen. 1986. African Sculpture from the University Museum, University of Pennsylvania. : Page/Fig./Plate: 52-53
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[Article] Dougherty, Frank. 1986. African Sculpture, in Philadelphia Daily News. : Page/Fig./Plate: A8
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[Catalogue] Plass, Margaret. 1957. African Negro Sculpture: A Walk Through the Gallery. : Page/Fig./Plate: 19
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[Catalogue] Plass, Margaret B. 1956. African Tribal Sculpture. : Page/Fig./Plate: 21
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[Journal] Wieschhoff, H. A. The African Collections of The University Museum Vol.: Vol. 11, Nos. 1-2. : Page/Fig./Plate: 47
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