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Mask

Object Number:72-28-3
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Bini
Provenience: Nigeria
Section:African
Materials:Wood
Pigment
Iron
Technique:Carved
Painted
Credit Line:Gift of Mrs. J. D. Kingsley in memory of her late husband, 1972

Description

Small mask with two horns. Face is oval. painted with cakey white pigment. Small ears . Large eyes with bulbous eyelids and almond shaped slits. Whole eye area and top of nose is blue-green. Rest of nose once brown and white. Small thick but narrow protruding white mouth. Area above face is dark blue-green with horns over center of face at opposite 30 degree angles. Purplish incised wavy lines on each horn. Series of holes around the outside of mask. Metal strip nailed on in back of horns.

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