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Mask

Object Number:
AF5373
Current Location:
Culture:
Toma
Provenience:
Liberia
Section:
African
Materials:
Wood
Iconography:
Human Face
Bird Beak
Arabic Inscription
Description:
Wooden Poro Society mask. Human face with beak of bird. Maghrebi Arabic inscription inside including at least five divination charts.
Height:
53cm
Width:
20cm
Depth:
12.7cm
Credit Line:
Purchased from the Quinn Estate
Other Number:
1530   -   Field No SF

Current & Past Exhibitions:

Imagine Africa with the Penn Museum (18 Sep 2011)
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Bibliography:

[Catalogue] Fleckner, Uwe. 2008. The Invention of the 20th Century: Carl Einstein and the Avant-Gardes. : Page/Fig./Plate: 50-51
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[Book] Ferme, Mariane C. 2001. The Underneath of Things: Violence, History, and the Everyday in Sierra Leone. : Page/Fig./Plate: Front Cover
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[Catalogue] Plass, Margaret. 1957. African Negro Sculpture: A Walk Through the Gallery. : Page/Fig./Plate: 22
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