University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number: 29-35-1
Current Location: Collections storage
Culture:Guro
Provenience: Ivory Coast
Section:African
Materials:Wood
Pigment
Technique:Carved
Painted
Iconography:Bird
Height: 52.6cm
Credit Line:Purchased from Mrs. Lena H. White, 1929
Other Number02 - Cast Number

Description

Wooden mask colored black. Face has horns curving forward. A bird is perched on the horns. Carved decoration on the head (hair or a headpiece) Smooth face with slits for eyes and a very narrow nose. Tiny mouth projects slightly with lips and tongue seen.


Current & Past Exhibitions:

African Gallery (1982 - 1986)View Objects in Exhibition
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
What In the World TV Program (01 Jan 1952 - 31 Dec 1952)View Objects in Exhibition

Bibliography:

[Catalogue] Wardwell, Allen. 1986. African Sculpture from the University Museum, University of Pennsylvania. : Page/Fig./Plate: 52-53View Objects cited in this Publication
[Article] Dougherty, Frank. 1986. African Sculpture, in Philadelphia Daily News. : Page/Fig./Plate: A8View Objects cited in this Publication
[Catalogue] Plass, Margaret. 1957. African Negro Sculpture: A Walk Through the Gallery. : Page/Fig./Plate: 19View Objects cited in this Publication
[Catalogue] Plass, Margaret B. 1956. African Tribal Sculpture. : Page/Fig./Plate: 21View Objects cited in this Publication
[Journal] Wieschhoff, H. A. The African Collections of The University Museum Vol.: Vol. 11, Nos. 1-2. : Page/Fig./Plate: 47View Objects cited in this Publication
[Catalogue, Exhibition] Wingert, Paul S. 1948. African Negro Sculpture.View Objects cited in this Publication

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