Artist:Kuba (Bushoong subgroup)
Medium: Rawhide, paint, plant fibers, textile, cowrie shells, glass, wood, monkey pelt, feathers
Dates:late 19th or early 20th century
Dimensions: 22 x 20 x 18 in. (55.9 x 50.8 x 45.7 cm)
Museum Location: American Art Galleries, 5th Floor, From Colonies to States, 1660–1830
Accession Number: 22.1582
Catalogue Description: Mask of thin parchment, painted. Elaborately trimmed with shell and hair decoration. Shell eyes. The surface is highly decorative, composed of intricately painted geometric designs and geometrically arranged cowrie shells and beads. One feature, a long strip of beaded decoration extending from the bridge of the nose to the chin is present. Emphasis placed on 2 dimensional surface quality and elaborate polychromy. Condition: Headdress worn and torn.