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Mask
Mask
Date:
early 20th century
Location:
Not on display
Century:
Media:
Wood, Metal, Cloth, On Metal Base
Dimensions:
14 x 12 3/4 x 9 (35.6 x 32.4 x 22.9 cm)
Object Type:
Country:
Continent:
Africa
Culture/People:
Dan
Accession Number:
1999.142.16
Acquisition Date:
1999-12-09
Credit Line:

Bequest of John Gutmann

"Bush Cow" mask. Image is rare in Dan society. Face is crowned by a pair of inward pointed horns and triangular ears with a straight lined pattern in relief. The small eyes are round and raised. Huge, half-globed nostrils. Below eyes is a rectangular strip of metal with two additional openings for eyes. Open mouth show only two of the original teeth. Mounted on square base.

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