Makonde artist. <em>Helmet Mask</em>, 20th century. Wood, human hair, pigment, leather, 7 x 7 1/2 x 10 1/2 in. (17.8 x 19.0 x 26.7 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Drs. Noble and Jean Endicott, 1995.173.7. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: , CUR.1995.173.7_view03.jpg)

Helmet Mask


Medium: Wood, human hair, pigment, leather

Geograhical Locations:

Dates:20th century

Dimensions: 7 x 7 1/2 x 10 1/2 in. (17.8 x 19.0 x 26.7 cm)


Accession Number: 1995.173.7

Image: CUR.1995.173.7_view03.jpg,

Catalogue Description:
Head naturalistic in style. Face with lips slightly parted; coiffure inlaid with human hair; head wrapped in carved kerchief. Kerchief knotted in back, decorated with painted checkerboard design. CONDITION: Extensive repairs. Hole over left ear, leather patch at rear of neck. Numerous cracks, stains, signs of wear.

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