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Kifwebe Mask

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Artist Unknown (Luba)

Date

Second quarter of the 20th century

Institution Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Location Not on view.
Kifwebe Mask, Artist Unknown (Luba)
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Medium: Sculpture, Mask (Do Not Use) | Wood, pigment, hair, plant fibers, other materials
Size: 15 3/16 x 7 1/4 x 6 3/4 in. (38.58 x 18.42 x 17.15 cm)
Creation Place: Africa, Democratic Republic of Congo, Central Africa region
Culture: Luba, Africa, Democratic Republic of Congo, Central Africa region
Style: 20th century
Physical Description: mask carved on flat rectangular planes; median crest and nose drilled at regular intervals with small cavities containing traces of symbolic materials; tufts of hair implanted in nostrils; white and black highlights; intricately grooved surface
Credit: Collection Minneapolis Institute of Arts; Gift of funds from Darwin and Geri Reedy
Accession Number: 2002.27.13
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Added to Site: February 28, 2009