Sande society mask (sowei)
Arts of Africa
Wood, pigment, glass
late 19th century
15 3/4 x 11 x 12 in. (40 x 27.9 x 30.5 cm) (show scale)
Museum Expedition 1922, Robert B. Woodward Memorial Fund
Wooden, dome-shaped, Janus-faced mask with pierced eye holes inset with pieces of glass (one missing) on both faces. Top of mask has two spiral forms rising out of coiffure with a bridge between them.
Condition: Good; some surface wear.
This item is not on view
Sande society mask (sowei), late 19th century. Wood, pigment, glass, 15 3/4 x 11 x 12 in. (40 x 27.9 x 30.5 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Museum Expedition 1922, Robert B. Woodward Memorial Fund, 22.1113. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.22.1113_face1_PS5.jpg)
overall, face, CUR.22.1113_face1_PS5.jpg
. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2010
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