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Face Mask [Egungun]

Date: not dated
Medium: wood and paint
Dimensions:
Overall: 10 7/8 x 7 7/8 x 4 in. (27.6 x 20 x 10.2 cm)
Classification: Clothing, Accessories and Jewelry
Credit Line: Gift of Alan Potamkin
Terms
Object number: 2012.2.12
DescriptionFacemasks are fairly unusual in Yoruba art. When they do occur, they are associated with Egungun, the elaborate commemorative celebrations honoring the ancestors and reaffirming social relationships.
Not on view
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