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MEDIUM Wood, vegetable material, pigment, vegetable twine, ferrous nails
DATES 19th century
DIMENSIONS 17 x 8 3/4 x 6 3/4 in. (43.2 x 22.2 x 17.1 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
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CAPTION We. Mask, 19th century. Wood, vegetable material, pigment, vegetable twine, ferrous nails, 17 x 8 3/4 x 6 3/4 in. (43.2 x 22.2 x 17.1 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Museum Expedition 1922, Robert B. Woodward Memorial Fund, 22.1591. Creative Commons-BY
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CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Wooden mask of hardwood stained brown, polished to luster. Protruding brow, four tubular protruding eyes, prominent nose with flaring nostrils. There are long appendages on either side of the cheeks, going below the face and turning inward. Lower jaw is movable. Surface is decorated with small incised circles, each one with a small central hole.
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