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Face Mask

Artist/Maker: Ogoni people (Nigeria)

Date: 20th century
Medium: wood and stain
Overall: 7 5/8 x 4 1/4 x 4 1/8 in. (19.4 x 10.8 x 10.5 cm)
Classification: Clothing, Accessories and Jewelry
Credit Line: Gift of Alan Potamkin
Object number: 2007.48.85
DescriptionThe ram is the domestic animal most often used in important sacrifices such as those made by a chief or king. It symbolizes vulnerability to authority and spiritual communication at the highest level.
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