- Museum number
Mask (nyirenda), for Nyau masquerade, representing a witch, made of hide with attached hair. Surrounded with long sisal fibres coloured black. Backed by white plastic raffia sacking.
- Production date
- 1992 (?)
Height: 58 centimetres
Width: 33 centimetres
Depth: 14 centimetres
- Curator's comments
For more on Nyau masquerades see de Aguilar, 1996.
For depictions of Nyau masks in Malawi rock art see:
See Collection File Af,1993.09. Collection made by the vendor during periods of fieldwork in Malawi (1985-6,1988,1990 and 1992). Nyau is a men's semi-secret masked association whose major function is to perform masquerades at funerary ceremonies. Vendor reports this is a new mask representing a witch. Collected in 1992.
- Not on display
- Acquisition date
- Africa, Oceania and the Americas
- Registration number