From: Zaire | Belgian Congo | Kasai District

Curatorial Section: African

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Object Number AF1875
Current Location Collections Storage
Culture Bayaka
Provenience Zaire | Belgian Congo | Kasai District
Section African
Materials Wood | Fiber

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.

Height 33 cm
Outside Diameter 28 cm
Credit Line Purchased from J. F. G. Umlauff, 1912
Other Number 223 - Original Number

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