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Mask with Bird Beak

Arts of Africa

CULTURE Dan
MEDIUM Wood
  • Place Made: Liberia
  • DATES late 19th century
    DIMENSIONS 9 5/8 x 5 3/8 x 4 3/4 in. (24.4 x 13.7 x 12.1 cm)  (show scale)
    COLLECTIONS Arts of Africa
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    ACCESSION NUMBER 2011.4.10
    CREDIT LINE Collection of Beatrice Riese
    RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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    CAPTION Dan. Mask with Bird Beak, late 19th century. Wood, 9 5/8 x 5 3/8 x 4 3/4 in. (24.4 x 13.7 x 12.1 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Collection of Beatrice Riese, 2011.4.10. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 2011.4.10.jpg)
    IMAGE overall, 2011.4.10.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph
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    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION The object is a mask with subtle blendings of human and animal characteristics. It has a large beak, narrow pierced eyes, a medial ridge down through the forehead and beak, and a wax patina. Overall condition good. The number, 310, written on back of mask in red paint. Object has separate metal mount.
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    Dan. <em>Mask with Bird Beak</em>, late 19th century. Wood, 9 5/8 x 5 3/8 x 4 3/4 in. (24.4 x 13.7 x 12.1 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Collection of Beatrice Riese, 2011.4.10. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 2011.4.10.jpg)