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Mask: Gallery Label - Current

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Minneapolis Institute of Arts

Date

2006-05-04

Institution Minneapolis Institute of Arts
This helmet mask is part of a lineage mask group, or a family of masks that perform together. It represents the male human face and symbolizes a royal or clan ancestor. Masks such as these usually perform at funeral or memorial celebrations. This mask is worn on the top of the head, while a mesh veil conceals the performer's face.
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Source: Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Rights: Copyright Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Added to Site: November 21, 2009