University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number: 29-12-153
Current Location: Collections storage
Culture:Dan
Provenience: Ivory Coast
Section:African
Materials:Wood
Height: 35.8cm
Credit Line:Purchased from J. Laporte, 1929
Other Number139 - Other Number

Description

Wooden mask colored black. Rectangular headpiece two rows of four cones protruding from the piece. Flanking the long narrow face is Semi-circle, rectangle, and triangle all incised with multiple lines. Lines are repeated diagonally down from the middle of the nose. Diamond-like mark on the forehead. Double curved eyebrows joining up into the long thin nose. Gradually protruding mouth with lips and double rows of teeth. The chin is pointed with two "leg-like" points extending from the side of the mouth and on passed the chin.


Current & Past Exhibitions:

African Negro Sculpture (1957 - 1957)View Objects in Exhibition

Bibliography:

[Catalogue] Plass, Margaret. 1957. African Negro Sculpture: A Walk Through the Gallery. : Page/Fig./Plate: 11View Objects cited in this Publication

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