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Catalog Number 1974.E.03.ed
Object Name Mask
Culture Dan-Ngere
World Region Africa
Sub-region West Africa
Country Guinea
Description Replica;stylized face of man w/ prominent features. Roughly oval shape, with brow extending 6 cm, a small vertical ridge bisecting brow. Rest of face plane severely cut in, so eyes, nose, cheeks and lips jut out. Eyes are dics with a slit cut frontally on each one, set perpendicular to face plane. Points of cheeks are dowels, nose is hawked and triangular, Lips are large disclike ridges, open to show tongue in relief. Eyeholes are small rectangles cut directly below mask eyes.

Function: Replica
Maker Adult Male
Material Plaster, paint
Dimensions English: 11.4" x 7.6" x 5"
Metric: 28.5 cm x 19 cm x 12.6 cm