Senufo. <em>Mask (Kponyugu)</em>, late 19th or early 20th century. Wood, 14 x 36 1/2 x 11 in. (35.6 x 92.7 x 27.9 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Eugene and Harriet Becker, 1990.220. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 1990.220_threequarter_PS9.jpg)

Mask (Kponyugu)


Medium: Wood

Geograhical Locations:

Dates:late 19th or early 20th century

Dimensions: 14 x 36 1/2 x 11 in. (35.6 x 92.7 x 27.9 cm)



Accession Number: 1990.220

Image: 1990.220_threequarter_PS9.jpg,

Catalogue Description:
Wooden helmet mask carved from a single piece of wood with a light brown patina. The dome-shaped central portion has an open set of jaws through which the wearer looks. At the rear of the jaws is a pair of flattened tusks. At the rear of the central portion is a pair of horns. On top of the mask is a carved chameleon with a long necked bird. CONDITION: Proper right side of lower jaw: one tooth missing; proper left side of upper jaw, tooth has only a small portion remaining; proper left side of lower jaw, two teeth are missing.

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