- Museum number
Mask, of alder, maybe representing an ancestor, carved in the form of a human face, with a snub nose, downward slanting mouth, eyes on a flat plane, bold overwheening eyebrows, with a low relief face carved on the forehead, and simple ears. Painted with formline faces in red and black on the cheeks, facing the ears, painted with additional ears above the eyebrows. Probably much repainted with holes over the face for pegged hair now missing, hair pegged round top of face. Holes cut in eyes for vision; crude hole carved in mouth for breathing. Nail stuck in top. Holes in ears for strap, now missing. Much used.
- Production date
Height: 26 centimetres
Width: 23 centimetres
Depth: 17 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- Additional description etc. by JCK 15/9/1995.
- Not on display
- Fair; but shows much sign of age, chips missing from back edge.
- Acquisition date
- Africa, Oceania and the Americas
- Registration number
- Additional IDs
CDMS number: Am1896C3.468 (old CDMS no.)