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Mask

Description

Okuyi mask of cottonwood with high incised coiffure painted black, lips and keloid marks on forehead and temples painted red, and face washed with kaolin, representing the spirit world: Africa, Central Africa, Gabon, Balumbo people

Museum reference

A.1950.279

Collection

World Culture

Object name

Mask

Production information

Gabon, Central Africa

Style / Culture

Balumbo

Materials

Cottonwood, Paint

Physical description

Cottonwood; face heavily lime-washed, high incised coiffure painted black, lips and keloid marks painted red

Exhibitions

  • Performance and Lives (29 Jul 2011)
    National Museum of Scotland

On display

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