Object Record

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Collection African Art Collection
Object Name Mask
Other Name Ceremonial Mask
Catalog Number 1976.1.4
Accession Number 1976.1
Description Maraka/Senufo Iron Mask. Round form, metal face. Narrow slits for eyes. Nose and mouth are marked by strips of leather that extend to top of head and wrap slightly behind mask. Cowry shells border the face, attached with leather-like string.

Made for initiation of a boy becoming a blacksmith.
People Maraka
Senufo Tribe
Subjects Africa--Social life and customs.
Africa.
Art
Ceremonial objects
Mali
Maraka Tribe
Masks
Senufo Tribe
Wood carving
Wood-carving--Africa--Exhibitions.