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Baboon (Dje) Mask

Arts of Africa

MEDIUM Wood, organic materials
DATES late 19th-early 20th century
DIMENSIONS 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)
COLLECTIONS Arts of Africa
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
CREDIT LINE Gift of Mr. and Mrs. John A. Friede
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CAPTION Guro. Baboon (Dje) Mask, late 19th-early 20th century. Wood, organic materials, Other: 13 x 3 1/2 x 3 1/2in. (33 x 8.9 x 8.9cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Mr. and Mrs. John A. Friede, 73.107.8. Creative Commons-BY
IMAGE overall, 73.107.8_PS2.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2007
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CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION 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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