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mask

Accession Number
1991/2.107

Title
mask

Artist(s)
Punu

Artist Nationality
Punu

Object Creation Date
n.d.

Medium & Support
wood and pigment

Dimensions
10 3/8 in x 7 1/2 in x 7 in (26.3 cm x 19 cm x 17.8 cm)

Credit Line
Gift of Robert B. Jacobs

Label copy
Delicate white-faced masks depicting young women returned from the world of the ancestors are worn by stilt dancers for funeral rites in Punu communities. The mask, although small and fine in its rendering, is intended to be seen at a distance of some ten feet above the ground. The masked performer appears as an apparition as it dances in a swirling costume of flowing white cloth.

Primary Object Classification
Wood and Woodcarving

Primary Object Type
mask

Collection Area
African

Rights
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Keywords
masks

1 Related Resource

Cabinet W: Shelf 4
(Part of: Albertine Monroe-Brown Study-Storage Gallery)

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