University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number:29-12-155
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Nafaras
Provenience: Ivory Coast
Section:African
Materials:Wood
Height: 43.5 cm
Credit Line:Purchased from J. Laporte, 1929

Description

Wooden mask colored reddish black. Vaguely hexagonal flat headpiece with and "X" in black. Rectangular and semi-circle protrusions on each side of the long narrow face. The three lines carved in these are similar to markings on the cheeks and at the sides of the mouth. Single wide band running horizontal across the forehead. Long thin nose and rectangular protruding mouth. The chin is pointed. Accentuated by cylindrical "leg-like" points extending 3 cm or so further than the chin.


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