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Dance Mask
Dance Mask
Date:
20th century
Location:
Not on display
Century:
Media:
Wood, Kaolin, Plant Pigment, Split Cane. Mounted On Metal Base.
Dimensions:
11 x 6 x 6 1/4 (27.9 x 15.2 x 15.9 cm)
Object Type:
Country:
Continent:
Africa
Culture/People:
Ngombe
Provenance:

The mask was collected around 1920 by a missionary. Ex-collection Joseph Henrion, sculptor, Brussels. Acquired from Marc Felix.

Accession Number:
1999.142.38
Acquisition Date:
1999-12-09
Credit Line:

Bequest of John Gutmann

Lightweight, soft wood, semi-helmet form with pierced rectangular small eyes set in large, concave ovals. Triangular, thin nose and pierced mouth inset with cane teeth. Three kaolin-filled, incised lines for eyebrows, lines extending down nose area, and groove down chin. Medium brown patina with areas around the eyes left natural and unpainted.

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