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Zamble Helmet Crest Mask

Arts of Africa

MEDIUM Wood, pigment
DATES 19th century
DIMENSIONS 21 1/4 x 8 1/4 x 7 1/2 in. (54 x 21 x 19.1 cm)
COLLECTIONS Arts of Africa
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
CREDIT LINE Museum Expedition 1922, Robert B. Woodward Memorial Fund
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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