Skip Navigation or Skip to Content

Keyword search

Advanced search

Image © National Museums Scotland

View full screen

Masquerade costume


Mask of a cow's head with open mouth, ears and horns in papier-mache and foam padded painted cloth, part of a fancy dress masquerade costume: Ghana, Elmina, by Donatus Archibald Acquandoh

Museum reference



World Culture

Object name

Masquerade costume, Helmet mask

Production information

Acquandoh, Donatus Archibald, 1965 (b.) - 2008 (fl.), Artist
Elmina, Central Region, Ghana, Western Africa


Papier-mâché, Cloth, Foam rubber

Physical description

Papier mache on chicken wire; cloth; foam-rubber; thread; paint


Collector: Nicklin, Keith, 1946 - 2002
Collector: Salmons, Jill, 1979 - 2000 (fl.)


Peek, Philip and Barry Hallen. ‘In Memoriam – Keith Nicklin’, in African Arts, Winter 2002, Vol.35, No.4 pp.12-13, 91.

Nicklin, Keith and Jill Salmons. ‘Hippies of Elmina’, in African Arts, Summer 2005, Vol. 38, No.2 pp. 60-5, 95.

Back to top