Bamana. <em>Komo Society Mask</em>, late 19th-early 20th century. Wood, metal, antelope horns, porcupine quills, organic materials, 14 x 8 x 33 1/2 in.  (35.6 x 20.3 x 85.1 cm). Brooklyn Museum, By exchange, 69.39.3. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 69.39.3_version1_PS1.jpg)

Komo Society Mask

Artist:Bamana

Medium: Wood, metal, antelope horns, porcupine quills, organic materials

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Dates:late 19th-early 20th century

Dimensions: 14 x 8 x 33 1/2 in. (35.6 x 20.3 x 85.1 cm)

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Museum Location: 5H7-TOP

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Accession Number: 69.39.3

Image: 69.39.3_version1_PS1.jpg,

Catalogue Description:
Animal mask to be worn on top of head. Long narrow head with pair of long antelope horns projecting horizontally from one end and three smaller pairs set along snout between pairs of bristles. Snout is pierced by 3 rectangular openings. CONDITION: Completely covered with thick sacrificial patina. Many losses from insect damage. large piece of patina missing right rear. Two front pairs of horns are loose.

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