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Mask for the Idangani Society, Akish

Arts of Africa

CULTURE Salampasu
MEDIUM Cloth, pigment, wicker, fiber
DATES early 20th century
DIMENSIONS 31 1/2 x 8 1/16 x 7 1/16 in. (80 x 20.4 x 18 cm)  (show scale)
COLLECTIONS Arts of Africa
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
ACCESSION NUMBER 1992.133.1
CREDIT LINE Gift of Corice and Armand P. Arman
RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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CAPTION Salampasu. Mask for the Idangani Society, Akish, early 20th century. Cloth, pigment, wicker, fiber, 31 1/2 x 8 1/16 x 7 1/16 in. (80 x 20.4 x 18 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Corice and Armand P. Arman, 1992.133.1. Creative Commons-BY
IMAGE overall, 1992.133.1_SL1.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph
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CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Fiber mask; Angola. Headdress construction composed of a cap in an inverted basket form with a very finely hand-knotted net-like textile stitched to rim of base in front. Basket unit has 3 vertical extensions rising from crown, central one having a cylindrical bulge at center. Frontal veil terminates in triangular form at base. Has eye holes and long strands of plaited fiber coils attached around perimeter. Colors; white, black, brown. CONDITION: Extrememely fragile. Major tear in center of facial netting. Disintegration of fiber coils around perimeter, many of which are frayed, broken or missing. See E. Pearlstein Cons. Report.
RECORD COMPLETENESS Good (73%)
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