University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number: 65-6-1
Current Location: Collections storage
Culture:Asalampasu
Provenience: Congo
Kasai
Section:African
Materials:Wood
Raffia
Credit Line:Gift of Margaret (Mrs. Webster) Plass, 1965

Description

Face mask of wood of very blond color. Bulbous forehead above attenuated cheeks and jaw. Nose straight and sharp. Face covered by thin sheets of copper, cut irregularly and made to overlap by pegging with thin wooden pegs. "Hair" made of loosely woven balls of vegtable fiber fixed to raffia like bet which covers top of head.


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