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Elephant Mask (Glao/Klolo)

Arts of Africa

CULTURE Baule
MEDIUM Wood, pigment, metal
GEOGRAPHICAL LOCATIONS
DATES late 19th century
DIMENSIONS 12 5/8 x 12 5/8 x 22 13/16 in. (32.0 x 32.0 x 58.0 cm)  (show scale)
COLLECTIONS Arts of Africa
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
ACCESSION NUMBER 22.1771
CREDIT LINE Museum Expedition 1922, Purchased with funds given by Frederic B. Pratt
RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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CAPTION Baule. Elephant Mask (Glao/Klolo), late 19th century. Wood, pigment, metal, 12 5/8 x 12 5/8 x 22 13/16 in. (32.0 x 32.0 x 58.0 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Museum Expedition 1922, Purchased with funds given by Frederic B. Pratt, 22.1771. Creative Commons-BY
IMAGE overall, CUR.22.1771_print_front_bw.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph
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CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Wooden helmet mask representing an elephant. Large round ears with a smaller human mask in center of each ear. Eyes are round and pink. Zig-zag patterns along the length of trunk, upturned tusks. Condition: One mask in proper left ear is partially broken; few small cracks on front of face; one large crack under chin. One tusk previously broken.
RECORD COMPLETENESS Good (77%)
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