Lega. <em>Mask (Lukwakongo)</em>, 19th or 20th century. Wood, kaolin clay, 10 1/2 x 6 x 2 1/4 in. (26.7 x 15.2 x 5.7 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Nicholas A. de Kun, 71.173. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 71.173.jpg)

Mask (Lukwakongo)


Medium: Wood, kaolin clay

Geograhical Locations:

Dates:19th or 20th century

Dimensions: 10 1/2 x 6 x 2 1/4 in. (26.7 x 15.2 x 5.7 cm)



Accession Number: 71.173

Image: 71.173.jpg,

Catalogue Description:
Oval shaped wooden face mask with concave, heart shaped face area. Facial area painted white; some of the paint has worn off. Seven drill holes appear on bottom and one on each side of mask. Coffee bean shaped bulging eyes with slits in center. Mouth aperture is very small with two diagonal notches on either side. Long narrow nose extends down from arching browline. CONDITION: Cracks and pitting on forehead and chin.

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