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Amulet (Muyombo Mask)
Amulet (Muyombo Mask)
Location:
Not on display
Media:
Ivory
Dimensions:
1 3/4 (4.4 cm)
Object Type:
Country:
Continent:
Africa
Culture/People:
Pende
Accession Number:
1991.85.6
Acquisition Date:
1991-12-31
Credit Line:

Gift of Herbert and Nancy Baker

This is a terrific example of an amulet that has received 10 years or more of "sand baths" -- washings in the river by owner -- shows the object was valued,
features have been softened and absorbed by long rubbing, worn by males.
May be hippo bone.

Contemporaneous Works “Art from the same century and country”

No contemporaneous works available.