Bamenda. <em>Bush Cow Mask</em>, late 19th century. Wood, pigment, 28 3/8 x 10 5/8 x 5 3/4 in. (72.1 x 27.0 x 14.6 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Museum Expedition 1922, Robert B. Woodward Memorial Fund, 22.1587. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 22.1587_SL1.jpg)

Bush Cow Mask


Medium: Wood, pigment

Geograhical Locations:

Dates:late 19th century

Dimensions: 28 3/8 x 10 5/8 x 5 3/4 in. (72.1 x 27.0 x 14.6 cm)



Accession Number: 22.1587

Image: 22.1587_SL1.jpg,

Catalogue Description:
Dark wood mask of the head of a horned animal. Horizontal composition, slightly parted teeth. Has large mouth, large flared nostrils and almond shaped eyes. There is a ridge going down the center of the face and two pointed ears. The horns curve into the center and at the base of the horns there is an incised geometric pattern with pigment. Condition Paint missing on horns.

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