Pendant Mask (Uhunmwu-Ẹkuẹ)
Arts of Africa
4 15/16 × 2 15/16 in. (12.5 × 7.5 cm) (show scale)
"23.280" and "Benin" in red on inside
Museum Expedition 1923, Purchased with funds given by Frederic B. Pratt and Frank L. Babbott
Prior to 1923, provenance not yet documented; by 1923, acquired by Eva Cutter (Mrs. W. D. Webster) of London, United Kingdom; October 31, 1923, purchased in London from Eva Cutter by Stewart Culin for the Brooklyn Museum.
Pendant mask with prominent oval eyes, full mouth, and six keloids across forehead. Stylized beard edged with openwork loops extending around lower half of mask. Headdress of latticework.
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Edo. Pendant Mask (Uhunmwu-Ẹkuẹ), 19th century. Copper alloy, 4 15/16 × 2 15/16 in. (12.5 × 7.5 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Museum Expedition 1923, Purchased with funds given by Frederic B. Pratt and Frank L. Babbott, 23.280. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 23.280_acetate_bw.jpg)
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