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Mblo Portrait Mask

Arts of Africa

MEDIUM Wood, pigment
DATES late 19th-early 20th century
DIMENSIONS 13 3/8 x 8 7/16 x 6 1/8 in. (34 x 21.5 x 15.5 cm)  (show scale)
COLLECTIONS Arts of Africa
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
CREDIT LINE The Adolph and Esther D. Gottlieb Collection
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CAPTION Baule. Mblo Portrait Mask, late 19th-early 20th century. Wood, pigment, 13 3/8 x 8 7/16 x 6 1/8 in. (34 x 21.5 x 15.5 cm). Brooklyn Museum, The Adolph and Esther D. Gottlieb Collection, 1989.51.15. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 1989.51.15_front_PS2.jpg)
IMAGE front, 1989.51.15_front_PS2.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2007
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CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Oval mask with serrated carved edge and elongated bird figure curving down from forehead. Crescent-shaped eyes pierced with slits. Rectangular beard. CONDITION: Notch in top of bird head, pigment on mouth, hair, and bird beak flaked away.
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