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Object Number: AF5373
Current Location: Imagine Africa
Currently On Display
Culture:Toma
Provenience: Liberia
Section:African
Materials:Wood
Iconography:Human Face
Bird Beak
Arabic Inscription
Height: 53.01cm
Width: 19.99cm
Depth: 12.7cm
Credit Line:Purchased from the Quinn Estate, 1926
Other Number1530 - Field No SF

Description

Wooden Poro Society mask. Human face with beak of bird. Maghrebi Arabic inscription inside including at least five divination charts.


Current & Past Exhibitions:

Imagine Africa with the Penn Museum (18 Sep 2011)View Objects in Exhibition

Bibliography:

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

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