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Catalog Data

Collector:
Blake Robinson  Search this
Donor Name:
Mona Gavigan  Search this
Length:
8 cm
Width:
4.5 cm
Height:
3 cm
Culture:
Dan  Search this
Bassa  Search this
Object Type:
Mask
Place:
Liberia, Africa
Accession Date:
7 Nov 2019
Collection Date:
1970
Notes:
Carved wooden face with double rows of braided hair on a flat top. The chin is pointed so that the face has a triangular shape. The face is carved so that it rocks when laid on a flat surface.
From donor (about whole set of masks, catalog numbers 436281 through 436887): Miniature Masks, predominantly Dan and Bassa, Liberia. Wood. All collected in Liberia, ca 1970, by Blake Robinson; vetted by William Siegmann, the foremost expert on Liberian art; some vetting numbers remain on back. Each with much use evident in wear and patina.
Record Last Modified:
26 Sep 2019
Specimen Count:
1
Topic:
Ethnology  Search this
Accession Number:
2077558
USNM Number:
E436822-0
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Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/397a4f2d3-7e0c-4843-93c1-b4f6be2aaeec
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_15050297