Dogon. <em>Mask (Kanaga)</em>, 20th century. Wood, leather, pigment, vegetable fiber, 42 1/2 x 23 1/4 x 9 in. (108 x 59.1 x 22.9 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Allen C. Davis, 1995.171.11a-c. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 1995.171.11a-c_SL1.jpg)

Mask (Kanaga)


Medium: Wood, leather, pigment, vegetable fiber

Geograhical Locations:

Dates:20th century

Dimensions: 42 1/2 x 23 1/4 x 9 in. (108 x 59.1 x 22.9 cm)



Accession Number: 1995.171.11a-c

Image: 1995.171.11a-c_SL1.jpg,

Catalogue Description:
Mask with a wooden superstructure in the form of a double barred cross with short vertical elements projecting from the tips of each horizontal bar. Center of face protrudes, while sides on lower portion of face cut away. White pigment on face and superstructure, blue pigment and leather squares on bars. Netted rope fiber attached to sides of facial mask. Condition: worn. Heavy encrustations of organic matter. Paint fragmentary. Surface abrasions throughout.

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