Arts of Africa
Wood, pigment, fiber, metal, feather
late 19th or early 20th century
37 3/8 x 8 5/8 x 8 1/2 in. (95.0 x 22.0 x 21.5 cm) (show scale)
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Museum Expedition 1922, Robert B. Woodward Memorial Fund
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Ngbaka. Mask, late 19th or early 20th century. Wood, pigment, fiber, metal, feather, 37 3/8 x 8 5/8 x 8 1/2 in. (95.0 x 22.0 x 21.5 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Museum Expedition 1922, Robert B. Woodward Memorial Fund, 22.1581. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.22.1581_front_PS5.jpg)
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Mask of black soft wood with a series of horizontal nicks down center of forehead. Open mouth displays inserted teeth. Pigment on rim of face, vertical center of forehead, and around eyes. Long fiber headdress attached to wooden mask by metal tacks over back of head and down sides. Knotted fiber strands attached to woven fiber headdress.
CONDITION: Worn, teeth missing.
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