Arts of Africa
9 3/4 x 5 x 2 1/2 in. (24.8 x 12.7 x 6.3 cm) (show scale)
Gift of Drs. Noble and Jean Endicott
Elongated mask with a slightly protruding almond-shaped eyes with horizontal slit openings at center. Squarish nose with nostrils (not completely pierced). Rectangular mouth (W: 1 1/2 x H: 1/2 in.) slightly protruding and completely pierced. Pigment residue: light colored, scattered all over front with a darker orange pigment residue concentrated on forehead, brow and PL side of nose. Some light colored material residue on inside of mask, which has a rough adzed surface. 2 small holes on periphery slightly above eye level. CONDITION: Overall surface dirt. Some insect damage (small holes). Cracking especially severe at lower chin. Wood loss along lower edge. Metal mount.
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Makonde artist. Mask, 20th century. Wood, pigment, 9 3/4 x 5 x 2 1/2 in. (24.8 x 12.7 x 6.3 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Drs. Noble and Jean Endicott, 1994.183.4. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.1994.183.4_overall.jpeg)
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