University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number:29-12-154
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: Ivory Coast
Height: 36 cm
Credit Line:Purchased from J. Laporte, 1929
Other Number:142 - Other Number


Wooden mask colored black. The headpiece is a miniature of the mask. The face is flanked with semi-circle, rectangle, and triangle on either side. Diamond in the center of the forehead, to either side of the diamond are double-lined semi-cicles opening out. Slits for eyes. Double curved lines for eyebrows which join up to form long thin nose. Double straight lines extend diagonally down from the middle of the nose. Gradually proding mouth with teeth. Long pointed chin with "leg-like" extensions to either side.

Current & Past Exhibitions:

Imagine Africa with the Penn Museum (18 Sep 2011) View Objects in Exhibition
African Negro Sculpture (1957 - 1957) View Objects in Exhibition


[Article] Plass, Margaret, and Coon, Carleton S. Dec 1957. "African Negro Sculpture: A Walk Through the Gallery". The University Museum Bulletin. Philadelphia. University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. Vol. 21. no. 4. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: 11View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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