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Helmet mask


Artist Unknown


19th century

Institution Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Location On view at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, G250
Helmet mask, Artist Unknown
Helmet mask: Gallery Label - Current
: African Ceremonial Mask Acquired by Gift
: Three African Masks
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Medium: Ceremonial Objects | Wood, pigments
Size: 19 1/2 x 15 1/2 x 17 in. (49.5 x 39.4 x 43.2 cm)
Creation Place: Africa, Democratic Republic of Congo, Central Africa region
Culture: Luba Culture, Africa, Democratic Republic of Congo, Central Africa region
Style: 19th century
Physical Description: Dance Mask; Carved in the round from a single piece of lightweight wood. Interior hollow. Features remarkable in that they resemble Greek and Sicilian works of the 6th Century B.C. The back of the mask, carved in terrace and striated patterns, contrasts w
Credit: Collection Minneapolis Institute of Arts; Gift of Stephen, Peter, and Michael Pflaum in memory of their grandfather Arther G. Cohen
Accession Number: 53.14
Artist: Artist Unknown, French, 1485 - about 1556
Role: Artist
Nationality: French
Life Dates: French, 1485 - about 1556
Added to Site: February 28, 2009