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Object Number:32-10-7
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Barotse
Provenience: Zambia
Section:African
Materials:Fiber
Wood
Iconography:Human
Height: 31 cm
Credit Line:Gift of Mr. & Mrs. Rodolphe Meyer de Schauensee, 1932

Description

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.


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