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Elephant Mask (Glao/Klolo)

Arts of Africa

MEDIUM Wood, pigment, metal
DATES late 19th century
DIMENSIONS 12 5/8 x 12 5/8 x 22 13/16 in. (32.0 x 32.0 x 58.0 cm)  (show scale)
COLLECTIONS Arts of Africa
CREDIT LINE Museum Expedition 1922, Purchased with funds given by Frederic B. Pratt
CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Wooden helmet mask representing an elephant. Large round ears with a smaller human mask in center of each ear. Eyes are round and pink. Zig-zag patterns along the length of trunk, upturned tusks. Condition: One mask in proper left ear is partially broken; few small cracks on front of face; one large crack under chin. One tusk previously broken.
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
CAPTION Baule. Elephant Mask (Glao/Klolo), late 19th century. Wood, pigment, metal, 12 5/8 x 12 5/8 x 22 13/16 in. (32.0 x 32.0 x 58.0 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Museum Expedition 1922, Purchased with funds given by Frederic B. Pratt, 22.1771. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 22.1771_edited_version_SL1.jpg)
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