From: Ivory Coast

Curatorial Section: African

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Object Number 57-11-2
Current Location Collections Storage
Culture Ngere
Provenience Ivory Coast
Section African
Materials Fiber | Metal | Wood | Paint
Technique Carved | Painted

Wooden mask painted red, white, blue, and black. Cut cloth "hair", animal skin "moustache". Painted wooden tusks and one (originally two) boar's tusks. Metal teeth against red cloth mouth. Fringe of cartridge shells forming "beard". Pendants from one ear: bras bell, brass tube, three wooden tusks. Strip of native cloth fastened below the chin ties at the back.

Height 26 cm
Credit Line Gift of Mrs. Webster Plass, 1957

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