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Cap Crest Mask

Artist/Maker: Bafum people (Cameroon Grassfields)

Date: 20th century
Medium: wood, paint, kaolin, plant fiber and ape hair
Dimensions:
Overall: 12 7/8 x 11 1/8 x 7 1/8 in. (32.7 x 28.3 x 18.1 cm)
Classification: Clothing, Accessories and Jewelry
Credit Line: Gift of Alan Potamkin
Object number: 2007.48.83
DescriptionApes are mediators between the world of humans and the world of spirits. They appear at funerals to bless the dead, and as “runners” they announce the imminent appearance of other masqueraders.
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