Arts of Africa
7 7/8 x 4 7/8 x 1 3/4 in. (20 x 12.4 x 4.4 cm) (show scale)
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Dan. Mask, 20th century. Wood, metal, 7 7/8 x 4 7/8 x 1 3/4 in. (20 x 12.4 x 4.4 cm). Brooklyn Museum, The Adolph and Esther D. Gottlieb Collection, 1989.51.26. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 1989.51.26_front_PS5.jpg)
front, 1989.51.26_front_PS5.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2014
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Tear-drop shaped face with pointed chin. Brown shiny patina. Plane of face is flat with raised verticle ridge on forehead which extends down face, ending in short upward-tilted nose with blunt base. Protruding hollow peg-like eyes and mouth shaped by opposing triangles. Upper lip has four short aluninum pieces depicting teeth. No holes around outter edge of mask.
Condition: Two teeth missing from upper lip, indicated by two holes. Small hole at base of mask, probably used for mounting.
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