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Mask

Object Number:70-3-1
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Bakumu
Provenience: Republic of the Congo
Section:African
Materials:Wood
Pigment
Technique:Carved
Painted
Height: 30 cm
Width: 22 cm
Thickness: 6.8 cm
Credit Line:Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Barry R. Peril, 1970

Description

Funerary; Wooden, oval shaped, shallow face mask. Large circular holes for eyes; smaller hole under nose; wide open mouth. Nose is slight ridge forming beak-like tip, no nostrils. Entire eye are is concave. No carved features except nose. Rim of mask and inner edges of holes are painted red; facial area painted white, continuous line on nose ridge arching over eyes to side of face has been painted bright blue, now faded darker brown.

Current & Past Exhibitions:

What in the World (04 Feb 1981 - 23 Feb 1981) View Objects in Exhibition

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