Baule. <em>Mblo Portrait Mask</em>, late 19th–early 20th century. Wood, pigment, 13 3/8 x 8 7/16 x 6 1/8 in. (34 x 21.5 x 15.5 cm). Brooklyn Museum, The Adolph and Esther D. Gottlieb Collection, 1989.51.15. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 1989.51.15_front_PS2.jpg)

Mblo Portrait Mask


Medium: Wood, pigment

Geograhical Locations:

Dates:late 19th–early 20th century

Dimensions: 13 3/8 x 8 7/16 x 6 1/8 in. (34 x 21.5 x 15.5 cm)


Accession Number: 1989.51.15

Image: 1989.51.15_front_PS2.jpg,

Catalogue Description:
Oval mask with serrated carved edge and elongated bird figure curving down from forehead. Crescent-shaped eyes pierced with slits. Rectangular beard. CONDITION: Notch in top of bird head, pigment on mouth, hair, and bird beak flaked away.

Brooklyn Museum