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Mask

Object Number:80-9-3
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Ibo
Provenience: Nigeria
Section:African
Materials:Wood
Pigment
Technique:Carved
Painted
Credit Line:Gift of Mayer Cohen, 1980

Description

Wooden mask carved in high relief and painted black, light blue, dark blue, and bright pink. Two parallel blue incised lines across forehead from ear to ear. Eyes circled in bright pink. Diamond checkered marks on cheeks. Four large teeth (5th missing) carved in mouth. Head dress top of mask has four carved animals with human faces. Separate bird piece painted bright pink, blue, green, and black. Mask is damaged by infestation and breakage.

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