University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
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
Credit Line:Received from various sources, pre-1981

Description

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.


Current & Past Exhibitions:

Evocative Images: African Sculpture from the University Museum (Traveling version of "African Sculpture from the University Museum") ( Sep 1988 - Apr 1990)View Objects in Exhibition
African Sculpture from the University Museum (22 Nov 1986 - 08 Feb 1987)View Objects in Exhibition

Bibliography:

[Catalogue] Wardwell, Allen. 1986. African Sculpture from the University Museum, University of Pennsylvania. : Page/Fig./Plate: 50-51View Objects cited in this Publication

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