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Mask for Ngil society
Mask for Ngil society
Date:
early 20th century
Location:
de Young
Gallery 40
Century:
Media:
Wood, Pigment, Glass Mirror
Dimensions:
22 x 8 7/8 x 9 1/2 (55.9 x 22.5 x 24.1 cm)
Object Type:
Country:
Continent:
Africa
Culture/People:
Fang People
Provenance:

From the collection of Robert and Helen Kuhn

Accession Number:
1995.91
Acquisition Date:
1996-01-18
Credit Line:

Gift of the Kuhn family in honor of Blossom and Dwight Strong

The mask is carved and has painted detail. Circular mirror plaques are attached to forehead, cheeks, chin and coiffure.

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