From: Mali

Curatorial Section: African

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Object Number 81-11-9
Current Location Collections Storage
Culture Senufo
Provenience Mali
Section African
Materials Wood | Tin | Fiber
Technique Carved | Embossed
Iconography Janus | Animal Head

Janus-or double-faced mask. One face has an emboss sheet of tin covering it, and the other is of plain wood. The tin face is animal-like with dominant half-circle eyelids and a long straight nose. There are four carved ears which are high on the head, and one of these has been damaged. There are perforations around the entire base of the mask. Each of the ears has a perforation and a piece of cording through it. The interior is badly damaged from infestation.

Credit Line Received from various sources, pre-1981

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