From: Belgian Congo | Kasai

Curatorial Section: African

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Native Name Ngady a Mwaash
Object Number AF3685
Current Location Collections Storage
Culture Bangongo
Provenience Belgian Congo | Kasai
Section African
Materials Fiber | Cowrie Shell | Wood | Plant Fiber

Mask face is decorated with geometric designs, Blue and white beads cover nose and outline the mouth. Black, blue nd green beads cover the eyebrows. Two metal studs between eyes. Hairlin decorated with blue and white beads and cowrie shells. Dark colored cloth used on top of mask as hair. Cowrie shells attached in 15 rows. Side panel of mask is woven raffia cloth.

Height 35 cm
Width 23 cm
Depth 22 cm
Credit Line Purchased from W. O. Oldman, 1912
Other Number 27719 - Dealer's Number

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