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Face mask
Date: Mid-20th century
Medium: Wood, pigment
Dimensions: H: 121.9 cm (48 in.)
Credit Line: Gift of Clover Nicholas
Geography: Burkina Faso
Object Number: 2018-1-1
Search Terms:
antelope
Object is not currently on exhibit

Face mask representing an antelope with a concave oval face with raised nose, cut out triangular eyes. Face surrounded by zigzag line, surmounted by vertical ears and horns.

Clover Nicholas, purchased in Paris, 1960s-2018


Artful Animals, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C., July 1, 2009-July 25, 2010



Traditional Sculpture from Upper Volta, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C., June 4-September 10, 1979


Robbins, Warren M. and Nancy I. Nooter. African Art in American Collections. Altgen, Penn.: Schiffer Publications, 2004, 96, cat. 112.



Museum of African Art, 1973, African Art in Washington Collections (1972 exhibit catalogue). Washington, D.C. #39, p.13


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