Mossi. <em>Wan-pesego Mask</em>, late 19th or early 20th century. Wood, paint, resinous material, 6 1/2 x 5 x 21 1/4 in. (16.5 x 15.2 x 54 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Gaston T. de Havenon, 73.179.6. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 73.179.6_edited_version.jpg)

Wan-pesego Mask


Medium: Wood, paint, resinous material

Geograhical Locations:

Dates:late 19th or early 20th century

Dimensions: 6 1/2 x 5 x 21 1/4 in. (16.5 x 15.2 x 54 cm)



Accession Number: 73.179.6

Image: 73.179.6_edited_version.jpg,

Catalogue Description:
Wooden helmet mask with bird shaped beak and two antelope-like horns that are curved. The mask has painted and incised geometric decorations in white, red and black. There are drill holes along the rim of the mask for attachments. Condition: generally good, with signs of wear, chipped paint, discoloration. Two side "ear" pieces appear broken off.

Brooklyn Museum