2007.3.0011 (Mask)

2007.3.0011 (Mask) image

Kifwebe female mask with white interwoven striation pattern on cheeks. The lower part of the mask has striated diamond pattern. There is a vertical crest at the center of the forehead that attaches to a large nose. The eyes are slit shaped and the mouth protrudes in an "X" shape. There is red pigment around eyes. Grass raffia is attached to mask through carved holes along the bottom. The mask exhibits damage to wood on two sides of mask, the outer, and crest. Wood is scratched and dented in many places.