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Helmet Mask (Komo)

Artist/Maker: Bamana people (Mali)

Date: mid 20th century
Medium: wood, antelope horns, feathers, pine needles, porcupine quills and encrustation
Overall: 8 1/2 x 16 x 33 in. (21.6 x 40.6 x 83.8 cm)
Classification: Clothing, Accessories and Jewelry
Credit Line: Museum purchase in honor of Dr. and Mrs. Rudolph Drosd
Object number: 88.0158
DescriptionThis mask of the Komo Society features an accumulation of sacrificial materials combined with secret magical ingredients capable of identifying and punishing evildoers.
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