Gola. <em>Poro society mask (gbetu)</em>, early 20th century. Wood, height: 26 1/2 in. (67.3 cm); diameter: 9 3/4 in. (24.8 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Blake Robinson, 1998.80.1. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 1998.80.1_transpc004.jpg)

Poro society mask (gbetu)


Medium: Wood

Geograhical Locations:

Dates:early 20th century

Dimensions: height: 26 1/2 in. (67.3 cm); diameter: 9 3/4 in. (24.8 cm)


Accession Number: 1998.80.1

Image: 1998.80.1_transpc004.jpg,

Catalogue Description:
Helmet mask with conical-shaped base surmounted by a long neck and a small head. The base is decorated with low relief geometric carving; the neck is divided into nine segments; and the head has small features and plaited hair. Base and lower part of neck carved from one piece of wood; upper neck and small head carved from second piece of wood. Condition: Overall condition good. Slight abrasion on head above proper right eye.

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