University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number:AF5371
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Ibo
Provenience: Nigeria
Section:African
Materials:Wood
Pigment
Iconography:Cicatrisation
Height: 45.01 cm
Width: 80.01 cm
Depth: 27.99 cm
Credit Line:Purchased from the Quinn Estate, 1926
Other Number:1538 - Field No SF

Description

Elaborate tall openwork crest above narrow whitened face. "Maw Dancer's Mask: The dancer's are men whose heads are covered by the masks and their bodies and limbs, including hands and feet, by a costume made partly or wholly of netted fiber. They represent the spirits of the deceased whose funeral rites are celebrated by the Maw society, and other ancestral spirits, which are believed to visit their own relations and descendants on these and certain other occasiions."


Current & Past Exhibitions:

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 Gallery ( Aug 1995) View Objects in Exhibition
African Sculpture from the University Museum (22 Nov 1986 - 08 Feb 1987) View Objects in Exhibition
African Negro Sculpture (1957 - 1957) View Objects in Exhibition

Bibliography:

[Catalogue] Wardwell, Allen. 1986. African Sculpture from the University Museum, University of Pennsylvania.View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Article] Coon, Carleton S. & Plass, Margaret. 1957. African Negro Sculpture: A Walk Through the Gallery. The University Museum Bulletin. 21 (4)View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Catalogue] Plass, Margaret B. 1956. African Tribal Sculpture.View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Journal] Wieschhoff, H. A. The African Collections of The University Museum Vol.: Vol. 11, Nos. 1-2.View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Article] Biro, Yaelle. 2012. The John Quinn Collection of African Art and Its Photographic Album by Charles Sheeler. Tribal Art Magazine. (3): 44-49.View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Catalogue, Exhibition] Wingert, Paul S. 1948. African Negro Sculpture.View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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