University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number: AF1876
Current Location: Collections storage
Culture:Bayaka
Provenience: Zaire
Kasai District
Belgian Congo
Section:African
Materials:Wood
Fiber
Credit Line:Purchased from J. F. G. Umlauff, 1912
Other Number257 - Other Number

Description

Circumcision mask. Grass fringe.Dark brown in color. Wooden with raffia hanging from around the base of mask; bulging center of forehead; horizontal diamond shaped eyes (opened in center); narrow nose with nostrils; small oval shaped opened mouth; hairline begins at forehead, forming a crescent shaped protrusion down the center, incised lines at front rim and along protrusion; ears protrude from side, holes through the centers.
Similiar to AF1872, AF1875


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