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Catalog Number 1976.1.4
Accession number 1976.1
Object Name Mask
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.
Dimensions Dia-10.5 inches
Collection African Art Collection
Subjects Africa--Social life and customs.
Africa.
Art
Ceremonial objects
Mali
Maraka Tribe
Masks
Senufo Tribe
Wood carving
Wood-carving--Africa--Exhibitions.
People Maraka
Senufo Tribe