Bush Cow Mask
Arts of Africa
late 19th century
28 3/8 x 10 5/8 x 5 3/4 in. (72.1 x 27.0 x 14.6 cm) (show scale)
Museum Expedition 1922, Robert B. Woodward Memorial Fund
Dark wood mask of the head of a horned animal. Horizontal composition, slightly parted teeth. Has large mouth, large flared nostrils and almond shaped eyes. There is a ridge going down the center of the face and two pointed ears. The horns curve into the center and at the base of the horns there is an incised geometric pattern with pigment.
Condition Paint missing on horns.
This item is not on view
Bamenda. Bush Cow Mask, late 19th century. Wood, pigment, 28 3/8 x 10 5/8 x 5 3/4 in. (72.1 x 27.0 x 14.6 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Museum Expedition 1922, Robert B. Woodward Memorial Fund, 22.1587. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 22.1587_SL1.jpg)
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