Mask with Bird Beak
Arts of Africa
late 19th century
9 5/8 x 5 3/8 x 4 3/4 in. (24.4 x 13.7 x 12.1 cm) (show scale)
Collection of Beatrice Riese
The object is a mask with subtle blendings of human and animal characteristics. It has a large beak, narrow pierced eyes, a medial ridge down through the forehead and beak, and a wax patina. Overall condition good. The number, 310, written on back of mask in red paint. Object has separate metal mount.
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Dan. Mask with Bird Beak, late 19th century. Wood, 9 5/8 x 5 3/8 x 4 3/4 in. (24.4 x 13.7 x 12.1 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Collection of Beatrice Riese, 2011.4.10. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 2011.4.10.jpg)
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