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Artist Unknown


late 19th century

Institution Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Location On view at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, G250
Mask, Artist Unknown
Mask: Gallery Label - Current
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Medium: Ceremonial Objects | Wood, pigment, kaolin
Size: 9 3/8 x 7 1/8 x 4 3/8 in. (23.8 x 18.1 x 11.1 cm)
Creation Place: Africa, Democratic Republic of Congo, Central Africa region
Culture: Yombe Culture, Africa, Democratic Republic of Congo, Central Africa region
Style: 19th century
Inscriptions: Inscriptions; Sticker 'FX990521', in white on back near bottom; '56./GENV.7.', in tan, on back near top; 'MATHIAS KOMOR WORKS OF ART NEW YORK/D216/Ba Kongo', on sticker, on back near top
Physical Description: knit brow, upper eyelid overhanging thin slit eyes, dark vertical smears on the cheeks; half-open mouth with one row of filed teeth; smooth face; traces of kaolin at the teeth, the hairline and around the nose; black, smooth, vertical crescent-shaped coif
Credit: Collection Minneapolis Institute of Arts; The Christina N. and Swan J. Turnblad Memorial Fund, The William Hood Dunwoody Fund, and gift of funds from Bob Ulrich and The Regis Foundation
Accession Number: 99.165
Artist: Artist Unknown, French, 1485 - about 1556
Role: Artist
Nationality: French
Life Dates: French, 1485 - about 1556
Added to Site: February 28, 2009