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Men’s Mask (Bo nun Amuin)

Arts of Africa

MEDIUM Wood, pigment
  • Place Made: Côte d'Ivoire
  • DATES late 19th or early 20th century
    DIMENSIONS 11 x 14 15/16 x 37 3/8 in. (27.9 x 38 x 94.9 cm)  (show scale)
    COLLECTIONS Arts of Africa
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    CREDIT LINE Museum Expedition 1922, Robert B. Woodward Memorial Fund
    RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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    CAPTION Baule. Men’s Mask (Bo nun Amuin), late 19th or early 20th century. Wood, pigment, 11 x 14 15/16 x 37 3/8 in. (27.9 x 38 x 94.9 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Museum Expedition 1922, Robert B. Woodward Memorial Fund, 22.875. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.22.875_side_PS5.jpg)
    IMAGE side, CUR.22.875_side_PS5.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2010
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    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Mask of the head of an animal. Inside of long ears are painted crescents. Top of head, rounded; jaw, square; mouth, painted as open and filled with teeth; eyes, triangular; nose, long and straight. Opening at neck. Two hooks under back of ear; wire cord removed. Old label that reads "[French] Sudan"
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