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Mask

Object Number:29-35-1
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Guro
Provenience: Ivory Coast
Section:African
Materials:Wood
Pigment
Technique:Carved
Painted
Iconography:Bird
Height: 52.6 cm
Credit Line:Purchased from Mrs. Lena H. White, 1929
Other Number:02 - Cast Number

Description

Wooden mask colored black. Face has horns curving forward. A bird is perched on the horns. Carved decoration on the head (hair or a headpiece) Smooth face with slits for eyes and a very narrow nose. Tiny mouth projects slightly with lips and tongue seen.

Current & Past Exhibitions:

African Negro Sculpture (1957 - 1957) View Objects in Exhibition
African Sculpture from the University Museum (22 Nov 1986 - 08 Feb 1987) View Objects in Exhibition
Evocative Images: African Sculpture from the University Museum (Traveling version of "African Sculpture from the University Museum") ( Sep 1988 - Apr 1990) View Objects in Exhibition
African Gallery (1982 - 1986) View Objects in Exhibition
What In the World TV Program (01 Jan 1952 - 31 Dec 1952) View Objects in Exhibition

Bibliography:

[Catalogue] Wardwell, Allen. 1986. African Sculpture from the University Museum, University of Pennsylvania.. Philadelphia Museum of Art. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: pp. 52-53, fig. 11View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Article] Dougherty, Frank. 21 Nov 1986. African Sculpture, in Philadelphia Daily News.. pg. 1-15 Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: A8View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Article] Plass, Margaret B. Dec 1957. "African Negro Sculpture: A Walk Through the Gallery". The University Museum Bulletin. Philadelphia. The University Museum. Vol. 21. no. 4. pg. 5-76 Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 19View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Catalogue] Plass, Margaret B. 1956. African Tribal Sculpture.. The University Museum. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 21View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Article] Wieschhoff, H. A. 1945. "The African Collections of The University Museum: Introduction". The University Museum Bulletin. Philadelphia. The University Museum. Vol. 11. no. 1-2. pg. 7-8 Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 47, fig. 14View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Catalogue, Exhibition] Wingert, Paul S. 1948. African Negro Sculpture.. The Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, M.H. De Young Memorial Museum. Actual CitationView Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Catalogue, Collection] 1965. Guide to the Collections, The University Museum.. Philadelphia. The University Museum. pg. 1-167 Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 116View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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