Mask for Okuyi Society (Mukudj)
Arts of Africa
On View: Special Exhibitions, Egyptian Galleries, 3rd Floor
late 19th or early 20th century
10 3/4 x 8 1/4 x 4 3/4 in. (27.3 x 21 x 12.1 cm) (show scale)
Museum Expedition 1922, Robert B. Woodward Memorial Fund
Prior to 1922, provenance not yet documented; by 1922, acquired by François Poncelet of Brussels, Belgium; 1922, purchased in Brussels from François Poncelet by Stewart Culin for the Brooklyn Museum.
Deep carved, slit eyes have brown shiny wood backing (?). Pink diamond-shaped scarification marks on forehead and square ones at temples. Protruding ears, polychromed pink and white on face and black eye brows. Elaborate black headdress. CONDITION: Good. Chip on left cheek.
Punu. Mask for Okuyi Society (Mukudj), late 19th or early 20th century. Wood, pigment, 10 3/4 x 8 1/4 x 4 3/4 in. (27.3 x 21 x 12.1 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Museum Expedition 1922, Robert B. Woodward Memorial Fund, 22.1589. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 22.1589_PS2.jpg)
overall, 22.1589_PS2.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2007
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