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Helmet Mask

Arts of Africa

CULTURE Makonde artist
MEDIUM Wood, human hair, pigment, leather
DATES 20th century
DIMENSIONS 7 x 7 1/2 x 10 1/2 in. (17.8 x 19.0 x 26.7 cm)
COLLECTIONS Arts of Africa
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
CREDIT LINE Gift of Drs. Noble and Jean Endicott
CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Head naturalistic in style. Face with lips slightly parted; coiffure inlaid with human hair; head wrapped in carved kerchief. Kerchief knotted in back, decorated with painted checkerboard design. CONDITION: Extensive repairs. Hole over left ear, leather patch at rear of neck. Numerous cracks, stains, signs of wear.
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