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Mask

Museum number:
5-3430
Permalink:
ark:/21549/hm21050003430
Alternate number:
B-447 (previous number (Bascom’s number))
Accession number:
Acc.1807
Object count:
1
Count note:
1
Description:
carved wooden hare mask; bearded human face with hare ears; hare effigy between the ears; intricately carved design elements; yellow, green, black, and red; 18" high.
Donor:
William Russell Bascom
Collection place:
Abeokuta, Nigeria
Verbatim coll. place:
Nigeria; Yoruba; Abeokuta
Culture or time period:
Yoruba
Maker or artist:
Adugbologe
Collector:
William Russell Bascom
Collection date:
1943-1944
Materials:
Wood (plant material)
Object type:
ethnography
Function:
5.3 Objects relating to the Secular and Quasi-religious Rites, Pageants, and Drama
Accession date:
1963
Department:
Cat. 5 - Africa (except the Hearst Reisner Egyptian Collection)
Dimensions:
height 45.72 centimeters
Comment:
PAHMA Storage Loc: 20A Mez, counter top West Africa, Nigeria, Abeukuto, Yoruba; Fagg authenticated as being carved by Adugbologe. William Fagg identified the carver as 'Adugbologe'.
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