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CULTURE Makonde artist
MEDIUM Wood, pigment
DATES 20th century
DIMENSIONS 9 3/4 x 5 x 2 1/2 in. (24.8 x 12.7 x 6.3 cm)
COLLECTIONS Arts of Africa
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
CREDIT LINE Gift of Drs. Noble and Jean Endicott
CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Elongated mask with a slightly protruding almond-shaped eyes with horizontal slit openings at center. Squarish nose with nostrils (not completely pierced). Rectangular mouth (W: 1 1/2 x H: 1/2 in.) slightly protruding and completely pierced. Pigment residue: light colored, scattered all over front with a darker orange pigment residue concentrated on forehead, brow and PL side of nose. Some light colored material residue on inside of mask, which has a rough adzed surface. 2 small holes on periphery slightly above eye level. CONDITION: Overall surface dirt. Some insect damage (small holes). Cracking especially severe at lower chin. Wood loss along lower edge. Metal mount.
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