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Elephant Mask

Arts of Africa

MEDIUM Wood, pigment, leather
  • Place Made: Côte d'Ivoire
  • DATES late 19th or early 20th century
    DIMENSIONS 14 1/2 x 10 x 38 in. (36.8 x 25.4 x 96.5 cm)  (show scale)
    COLLECTIONS Arts of Africa
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    CREDIT LINE Museum Expedition 1922, Robert B. Woodward Memorial Fund
    RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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    CAPTION Baule. Elephant Mask, late 19th or early 20th century. Wood, pigment, leather, 14 1/2 x 10 x 38 in. (36.8 x 25.4 x 96.5 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Museum Expedition 1922, Robert B. Woodward Memorial Fund, 22.876. Creative Commons-BY
    IMAGE overall, 22.876.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph
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    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Elephant mask with head that is roundish; sides of face with edges that are saw-toothed; eyes that are painted in place; ears that are large, circular, appear padded, and have edges that are saw-toothed; a trunk that curves downward; and tusks that curve upward. Opening at neck. Object is cracked.
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