University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number: 97-18-23
Current Location: Collections storage
Culture:Mboom
Provenience: Zaire
Section:African
Materials:Wood
Leather
Fur
Animal Hair
Beads
Cowry Shells
Seed Pods
Cloth
Metal
Technique:Carved
Credit Line:Gift of Dr. & Mrs. Robert M. Hill II, 1997

Description

Mboom helmet mask. Carved wood woth copper shapes attached at various places with nails and metal staples, multi colored beads attached to woven raffia and then to the mask, on forehead, eye area, ridge of nose, around mouth, and around lower edge of mask. Carved cross hatched lines are carved on most of exposed surface of face. Woven raffia covers back of mask, appliqued with cowrie shells, beads and seed pods. Animal hair at top of mask. Piece of hyde and short animal tail attached at the chin area.


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