University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number:82-1-1
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Ekoi
Ejagham
Provenience: Nigeria
Date Made: 1900-1982
Early Date: 1900
Late Date: 1900-1982
Section:African
Materials:Wood
Skin
Pigment
Iconography:Female Head
Height: 75 cm
Width: 43 cm
Credit Line:Purchased from the Estate of Christian Humann, 1982
Other Number:L-635-1 - Other Number

Description

Wooden mask with basketry base. Hide covering face and hair. Neck grooved. Reddish face with painted line down it. Parted lip, open mouth, "teeth" showing. Black lidded eyes, white with black triangular pupils. Short nails studded part above forehead. Five hornlike projections, carved in fluted style.


Current & Past Exhibitions:

African Gallery (1987 - 1994) View Objects in Exhibition
African Gallery ( Aug 1995) View Objects in Exhibition

Bibliography:

[Book] Quick, Jennifer. 2004. Magnificent Objects from the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology.. Philadelphia. University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. ed. 1st. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: 26View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Article] Washington, Jemmell'z. Apr 2004. "Explore the Treasures of Africa at the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology", in The Philadelphia Tribune - Sojourner. pg. 14-15, 25 Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: 25View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Catalogue] Wardwell, Allen. 1986. African Sculpture from the University Museum, University of Pennsylvania. Philadelphia Museum of Art. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: 2, 68-69View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Article] Dougherty, Frank. 21 Nov 1986. African Sculpture, in Philadelphia Daily News. pg. 1-15 Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: A15View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Book] Horne, Lee C.. 1985. Introduction to the Collections of The University Museum.. Philadelphia. The University Museum. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 14View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Book] University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. Postcard: Ekoi Dance Crest, Used in Ceremonies of Women's Eberge Society. H. K. Barnett, Allison Park, Pa. 15101. Actual CitationView Objects related to this Actual Citation

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