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Harvest Festival Mask (Kpelle)
Harvest Festival Mask (Kpelle)
Date:
20th century
Location:
Not on display
Century:
Media:
Wood
Dimensions:
11 x 5 7/8 x 3 5/8 (27.9 x 14.9 x 9.2 cm)
Object Type:
Country:
Continent:
Africa
Culture/People:
Senufo
Provenance:

Ex-collection: Cascino, Paris.

Accession Number:
1999.142.20
Acquisition Date:
1999-12-09
Credit Line:

Bequest of John Gutmann

Kpelle Mask (of the Harvest Festival). "The deceased's soul is protected by this mask which likewise has the task of leading the dead person to his tomb." Dark brown patina. Mounted on square base with metal rod.

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