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A full-body costume and mask depicting a human figure.
Kuba (Kuba (Democratic Republic of Congo style))
Mask and costume (bwoom)
1955 – 1965
Gift of Marc Leo Felix, Brussels
1986/2.5A
Face mask made of wood, covered in white kaolin; face has round, bulging forehead, deep set narrow eyes, small round ears, fiber beard, open rectangular mouth and pointed teeth; basketry weave that held mask on the dancer’s head is visible at back and sides; raffia attachment on top of head frayed and missing.<br />
Salampasu (Salampasu)
Mask (Kasangu)
1920 – 1960
Museum Purchase assisted by the Friends of the Museum of Art
1971/2.44
Wooden helmet-shaped mask with a large central dome. From the front two flat plates form a mouth, with triangular ears on each side while two curved horns extend back. There is a crack along the center of the mask that appears to have been repaired locally with pitch or tar.
Chamba (Chamba (Nigerian))
Mask
1900 – 1974
Museum Purchase
1974/2.27
Wooden mask with a superstructure of curling horns with blue pigment. The face of the mask is white and the mouth is open with pointed teeth. Attached below the mouth is a panel of fur, possibly monkey fur. The forehead is dark in color while there is blue pigment above each eye. On each side of the head are possible animal figures or horns, while atop the forehead sits another set of horns or hairstyle that points downward, carved with a spiral design. 
Igbo (Igbo (Southern Nigerian style, culture))
Mask
1900 – 1978
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Robert T. Weston
1978/2.14
A wooden crest mask covered with antelope skin in the form of a human figure with a columnar body and four outstretched limbs. The center of the figure's abdomen is dyed a dark brown, while the rest of the skin is light in color. On each side of the face are three dark circles in a vertical line. 
Mask
1900 – 1971
Gift of Mr. George Baumgartner
1971/1.187
A blue and off-white tunic in a square shape. The tunic is decorated with various geometric designs sewn together. 
Bamileke (Bamileke)
Tunic
1800 – 1999
Gift of the Robbins Center for Cross Cultural Communications in memory of Warren M. Robbins
2014/2.78.2
Wooden mask in the form of a stylized human face. Large, round eyes sit below a prominent forehead. The ears are small semi-circles on each side of the head and the mouth is open to reaveal teeth. Human hair and natural fibers form the mask's headdress and beard. 
Mask
20th century
Gift of Dr. James and Vivian Curtis
1997/1.343
Wooden mask in the shape of human head, covered with animal skin, possibly antelope. The head is ovoid shaped with a small nose and an open mouth filled with teeth. The ears are small and there is a dark line running from the top of the forehead to the bottom of the nose. There are two raised marks on each side of the face. The top of the head is darkened and has small, wooden pegs to represent hair. 
Mask
1890 – 1959
Gift of Candis and Helmut Stern
2005/1.243

Kuba (Kuba (Democratic Republic of Congo style))
Royal Mask (Mwaash a Mbooy)
1900 – 1983
Gift of Prof. and Mrs. Horace M. Miner
1983/2.187
Mask in the form of a large, carved head and neck. The mouth is open slightly to reveal teeth, the nose is large, and there is dark pigment surrounding the eyes. There are facial markings that curve around the cheeks, along with two small circles by each eye and three small squares above the nose. The hair is scallop-shaped around the edges and atop the head is a hat. At the bottom of the neck is a base of raffia. 
Mask
1935 – 1945
Gift of Germaine Gibson
1982/2.61
A fabric mask with round eyes and an oblong mouth and nose made from red and yellow bound cloth. The brown base fabric is covered with small beads in a geometric pattern. The majority of the beads are white, with red, yellow, green, and blue beads also used. The edges of the mask are bound in red and tan cloth. 
Bamileke (Bamileke)
Elephant Mask
1800 – 1999
Gift of the Robbins Center for Cross Cultural Communications in memory of Warren M. Robbins
2014/2.78.1
This cap is made from woven fiber with dark purple, dark green, and brown feathers. The feathers face upward and outward, forming a dome-like shape to the cap. Around the bottom edge there is a row of feathers that are longer than those at the middle of the cap. Near the top and center of the cap are long feathers that stick straight up. 
Cameroon (Cameroonian)
Feather Hat
1900 – 1983
Gift of Meryl Pinsof-Platt
1983/1.100
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