Baboon (Dje) Mask
Arts of Africa
Wood, organic materials
late 19th-early 20th century
10 1/2 x 6 x 5 in. (26.7 x 15.2 x 12.7 cm)
Other: 13 x 3 1/2 x 3 1/2in. (33 x 8.9 x 8.9cm)
Height (with metal base): 13 in. (33.0 cm)
Height (head): 9 1/2 in. (24.2 cm)
Distance from edge of chin to tip of base: 3 1/2 in. (9.0 cm) (show scale)
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Gift of Mr. and Mrs. John A. Friede
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Guro. Baboon (Dje) Mask, late 19th-early 20th century. Wood, organic materials, 10 1/2 x 6 x 5 in. (26.7 x 15.2 x 12.7 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Mr. and Mrs. John A. Friede, 73.107.8. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 73.107.8_PS2.jpg)
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Heavily patinated head, rounded forehead. Two pairs of lines defining the eyebrows as well as the area under recessed eyes. Fine vertical nose ridge over curved open mouth showing two rows of teeth. CONDITION: Generally good. There is a recent chip off the top of the mask at the back; a small check through the bottom of the mask at the back; a small check through the bottom of the mask on the inside. There is a sticky substance on the modern base. Mounted on modern metal stand.
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