Ngbandi. <em>Mask</em>, 19th century. Wood, pigment, 10 1/2 x 6 5/8 x 2 3/4 in. (26.7 x 16.8 x 7 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Museum Expedition 1922, Robert B. Woodward Memorial Fund, 22.226. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 22.226_edited_version_SL1.jpg)

Mask

Artist:Ngbandi

Medium: Wood, pigment

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Dates:19th century

Dimensions: 10 1/2 x 6 5/8 x 2 3/4 in. (26.7 x 16.8 x 7 cm) mount (display dimensions): 10 1/2 x 7 x 3 in. (26.7 x 17.8 x 7.6 cm)

Collections:

Museum Location: 5H7-TOP

Exhibitions:

Accession Number: 22.226

Image: 22.226_edited_version_SL1.jpg,

Catalogue Description:
Flat, ovoid-shaped, mask made from hard wood. Hairline rendered in relief. Row of horizontal cuts from hair line down to middle of face. Holes bored through upper lip and bottom of each ear. Three-line horizontal cuts from lower lip to chin. Line of vertical cuts on temples. Masklike eye sockets light in color. Teeth made of splints of wood inserted in lips. Condition is good.

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