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Zamble Helmet Crest Mask

Arts of Africa

CULTURE Guro
MEDIUM Wood, pigment
  • Place Made: Marahou√© Region
  • DATES 19th century
    DIMENSIONS 21 1/4 x 8 1/4 x 7 1/2 in. (54 x 21 x 19.1 cm)  (show scale)
    COLLECTIONS Arts of Africa
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    ACCESSION NUMBER 22.756
    CREDIT LINE Museum Expedition 1922, Robert B. Woodward Memorial Fund
    RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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    CAPTION Guro. Zamble Helmet Crest Mask, 19th century. Wood, pigment, 21 1/4 x 8 1/4 x 7 1/2 in. (54 x 21 x 19.1 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Museum Expedition 1922, Robert B. Woodward Memorial Fund, 22.756. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 22.756_threequarter_PS2.jpg)
    IMAGE 3/4, 22.756_threequarter_PS2.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2007
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    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Long antelope mask with horns and open mouth. Eyes are slits surrounded by painted ovals in light paint. Nose is depicted as curved wedge. Horns are truncated and decorated with colored bands. Condition is stable. The piece has experienced much damage and restoration in the past. Included are repairs for areas of wood losses caused by insect activity around the perimeter, breaks in the horns and on the top of the head as well as at the back, top edge of the mandible, and lower side of the mask near the mouth.
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