University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number:AF1875
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Bayaka
Provenience: Zaire
Kasai District
Belgian Congo
Section:African
Materials:Wood
Fiber
Credit Line:Purchased from J. F. G. Umlauff, 1912
Other Number:223 - Other Number

Description

Circumcision mask. Wooden with raffia hanging from around the base of mask; face of mask is of a light tan color with crescent shaped eyes, protruding triangular shaped nose with two nostrils, open mouth with carved teeth, dark brown carved hairline; crescent shaped piece protrudes from center of head; cross hatch pattern incised on rim of hair line; a type of animal is found on the top of head in center; two pieces of twisted fiber protrude through hole found on top of head; some type of hooks protrudes as well. Similiar to AF1872, AF1875, AF1876, AF1877, AF1878.


Current & Past Exhibitions:

Mask Parade (31 Oct 1947) View Objects in Exhibition
African Negro Sculpture (1957 - 1957) View Objects in Exhibition

Bibliography:

[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: 74View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Article] Nov 1947. "Masks". The University Museum Bulletin. Philadelphia. University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. Vol. 13:1. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: 19View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Catalogue, Exhibition] Wingert, Paul S. 1948. African Negro Sculpture.. The Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, M.H. De Young Memorial Museum. Actual CitationView Objects related to this Actual Citation

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