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Wooden head mask in the form of a tortoise carved in a naturalistic style. Individual sections of the animal's shell have been painted with a variety of coloured pigments including ochre, white, blue and brown.
- Production date
Height: 45 centimetres
Width: 32 centimetres
Depth: 11 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- As worn by the Sekiapu society masqueraders who visited England in 1987
- Not on display
- Exhibition history
1995-96, London, Museum of Mankind (Room 8), 'Play and Display: Masquerades of Southern Nigeria'
1998, New York, American Museum of Natural History, Spirits in Steel
- fair -- pigment rather powdery, but has recently been fixed
- Acquisition date
- Africa, Oceania and the Americas
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