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Elephant Mask

Arts of Africa

CULTURE Baule
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
    ACCESSION NUMBER 22.876
    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 detail, CUR.22.876_detail_PS5.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2010
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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.
    RECORD COMPLETENESS Good (75%)
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