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MEDIUM Wood, pigment, fiber, metal, feather
DATES late 19th or early 20th century
DIMENSIONS 37 3/8 x 8 5/8 x 8 1/2 in. (95.0 x 22.0 x 21.5 cm)  (show scale)
COLLECTIONS Arts of Africa
CREDIT LINE Museum Expedition 1922, Robert B. Woodward Memorial Fund
CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION 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.
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
CAPTION 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)
IMAGE front, CUR.22.1581_front_PS5.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2010
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