University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number: AF4697
Current Location: Collections storage
Culture:Dan
Provenience: Ivory Coast
Section:African
Materials:Wood
Credit Line:Purchased from Kelekian, 1917

Description

Wooden mask colored black. Forehead slopes out to a rounded point at the top. Bulging eyes with long narrow slits. Left upper lid is broken off. Cone shaped nose with nostril hole. Thick lips showing a small tongue. Chin drops away at a ninety degree angle. There are perforations for attchments of fringe or a beard. Ther are marks around the forehead and down the center of it with the indentations of tacks.


Bibliography:

[Journal] Hall, Henry U. "Fetish Figures of Equatorial Africa" Vol.: Vol. XI, No. 1. : Page/Fig./Plate: 37View Objects cited in this Publication

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