From: Ivory Coast

Curatorial Section: African

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Object Number AF5368
Current Location Collections Storage
Culture Senufo
Provenience Ivory Coast
Date Made 19th-early 20th century CE
Section African
Materials Wood

Wooden mask colored black. The headpiece is a small animal leaning over, tail up, looking down at the face. Ram horns extends out from under the animals feet, textured with many vertical lines. The actual forehead begins below these with a protruding spine down the center and double lines curving upward on eitheer side. There are eye slits and double lined brows which join up to make a long thin nose. Two relatively large rectangles flank the sides of the face at this point. They are also textured like the horns. Two roughly triangular points extend from the bottom of them. There is a protruding rectangular mouth with teeth and a long pointed chin.

Height 34 cm
Width 18.5 cm
Depth 9 cm
Credit Line Purchased from the Quinn Estate, 1926
Other Number 1542 - Field No SF

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