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Dance Mask
Dance Mask
Date:
20th century
Location:
Not on display
Century:
Media:
Wood, Canvas, String With Metal Stand.
Dimensions:
18 1/4 x 9 1/2 x 11 1/2 (46.4 x 24.1 x 29.2 cm)
Object Type:
Country:
Continent:
Africa
Culture/People:
Kete
Provenance:

Ex-collection Joseph Van de Straten, Brussels. Ex-collection Merton Simpson, New York from Amadou. Traded in Baule Female & Ibo Janus Mask. See illustration of similar mask in Joseph Cornet:The Bronson Collection. William-Rubin: Primitism in 20th Century Art, MOMA, NY, 1984, vol II, pg 451.

Accession Number:
1999.142.34
Acquisition Date:
1999-12-09
Credit Line:

Bequest of John Gutmann

Ceremonial dance mask in highly stylized, elongated design. The Kete tribe is close to the Kuba people.

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