Dan. <em>Dean Gle Mask</em>, late 19th-early 20th century. Wood, pigment, 9 3/4 x 6 x 3 in. (24.8 x 15.2 x 7.6 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Evelyn K. Kossak, 80.244. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 80.244_PS2.jpg)

Dean Gle Mask

Artist:Dan

Medium: Wood, pigment

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Dates:late 19th-early 20th century

Dimensions: 9 3/4 x 6 x 3 in. (24.8 x 15.2 x 7.6 cm)

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Museum Location: 5H7-TOP

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Accession Number: 80.244

Image: 80.244_PS2.jpg,

Catalogue Description:
Oval shaped with full lips that are arched, delicate nose with slightly flared nostrils, and coffee bean shaped slit eyes. Forehead is rounded and has a median ridge. Eyes are rimmed in thin line of white pigment that extends to bridge of nose. The rim of the mask is pierced for attachments. The entire surface has a deep rich brown glossy patina. The entire surface has a deep rich brown glossy patina. Condition: Very good. Surface erosion, particularly on forehead area and on rim as a result of wear and use. There are 4 small openings in upper lip where metal teeth (no longer present) were inserted; the fifth opening on right still has the tooth.

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