From: Zambia

Curatorial Section: African

Object Number 32-10-7
Current Location Collections Storage
Culture Barotse
Provenience Zambia
Section African
Materials Fiber | Wood
Iconography Human

Wooden with striped mask and net costume. Probably represents garb of leader of initiation ceremonies of boys. See Frobenius, Masken und Geheimbunde, pp. 32, 33 (from Holub, Sieben Jahre in Sudafrika, II, pp. 196, 197, 200 ff.); and cf. Frobenius, p. 53, fig. 6 (from Capello and Ivens); fig. 7, p. 57 (from Cameron, II, p. 163); p. 65, figs. 9 a, b, c, d (after Buchner). See also Joyce, Man, 1903, No. 38.

Height 31 cm
Credit Line Gift of Mr. & Mrs. Rodolphe Meyer de Schauensee, 1932

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