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Elephant Mask

Artist/Maker: Bamileke people (Cameroon)

Date: ca. 1970
Medium: burlap, cotton and glass beads
Overall: 47 1/4 x 24 x 3 in. (120 x 61 x 7.6 cm)
Classification: Clothing, Accessories and Jewelry
Credit Line: Museum purchase
Object number: 91.0290
DescriptionMembers of Cameroon’s elite elephant-mask society wear ceremonial costumes that feature an elongated beaded mask shaped to resemble an elephant’s trunk and flaring ears.
Not on view
In Collection(s)