University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number:95-22-3
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Dogon
Provenience: Mali
Section:African
Materials:Wood
Pigment
Technique:Carved
Painted
Iconography:Human Figure
Credit Line:Gift of Mr. and Mrs. William R. Klaus, 1995

Description

Slightly concave flat mask with rounded top and flat bottom and two square eye holes. There is a carved three dimensional figure (human) crouching on top of the mask. This figure has a deeply carved U-shape as its only facial feature and ears. Drilled holes all around the back edge for additional attachments. Covered all over with white paint. Rope attached to existing holes to back for hanging .


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