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Personal Miniature Mask (Ma Go)

Arts of Africa

On View: African Storage Annex, East Gallery, 1st Floor
MEDIUM Wood, beads
  • Place Made: Liberia
  • DATES 20th century
    DIMENSIONS 4 x 2 5/8in. (10.2 x 6.7cm)  (show scale)
    COLLECTIONS Arts of Africa
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is on view in African Storage Annex, East Gallery, 1st Floor
    ACCESSION NUMBER 1995.7.16
    CREDIT LINE Gift of Blake Robinson
    RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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    CAPTION Bassa. Personal Miniature Mask (Ma Go), 20th century. Wood, beads, 4 x 2 5/8in. (10.2 x 6.7cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Blake Robinson, 1995.7.16. Creative Commons-BY
    IMAGE overall, 1995.7.16_SL1.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph
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    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Pointed oval face with elaborate ridged hairdo over protruding forehead. Downcast semi-circular eye openings; long, thin nose over small round mouth punctured by string of small red and white beads. CONDITION: Good, some discoloration.
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