Punu. <em>Mask for the Okuyi Society (Mukudj)</em>, late 19th century. Wood, pigment, 9 7/8 x 7 x 6in. (25.1 x 17.8 x 15.2cm). Brooklyn Museum, Museum Expedition 1922, Robert B. Woodward Memorial Fund, 22.225. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 22.225_SL1_edited_version.jpg)

Mask for the Okuyi Society (Mukudj)


Medium: Wood, pigment

Geograhical Locations:

Dates:late 19th century

Dimensions: 9 7/8 x 7 x 6in. (25.1 x 17.8 x 15.2cm)


Museum Location: Special Exhibitions, Egyptian Galleries, 3rd Floor


Accession Number: 22.225

Image: 22.225_SL1_edited_version.jpg,

Catalogue Description:
Light wooden dance mask, carved in the form of a human face with high headdress painted black in six parallel, curved ridges going from front to back. Face colored white and decorated with three groups of keloids: between brows, at outer edges of eyes and brows, and on temples. Slit eyes, holes at either side for attachment. Used by a female secret society. Condition: Surface wear; missing pigment. Holes in face at lower left and in one eye.

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