Loma. <em>Horizontal Mask (Okobuzogui)</em>, early 20th century. Wood, clay, copper alloy, 40 x 14 1/2 x 10 in. (101.6 x 36.8 x 25.4 cm). Brooklyn Museum, A. Augustus Healy Fund and Designated Purchase Fund, 2004.1. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 2004.1_PS6.jpg)

Horizontal Mask (Okobuzogui)


Medium: Wood, clay, copper alloy

Geograhical Locations:

Dates:early 20th century

Dimensions: 40 x 14 1/2 x 10 in. (101.6 x 36.8 x 25.4 cm)



Accession Number: 2004.1

Image: 2004.1_PS6.jpg,

Catalogue Description:
Horizontal mask with large open jaws showing tongue and teeth. Frontal view of face combines human and crocodile features. Human torso emerges from forehead with stylized arms resembling curved animal forms. Overall crusty patina. Teeth in open jaw are partially eroded, possbily by being chewed off by rodents. Lower portion of proper left arm has been broken off and restored.

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