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Catalog # Name Description
1 2013.2.0004 Mask Rectangular-shaped mask with flat surface. Face is compressed at lower portion, with eyes deeply set with square openings. Short broad nose with open nostrils and flat lips. Lips have white coloration. Remains of insects above upper lip and face. Above face are two rectangular-shape forms with deep-set vertical grooves highlighted in white. Rectangular-shape opening above forehead. Panel above opening displays white dots. White dots on entire face. Raffia attached to lower portion of mask held together with rusted nails. 2013.2.0004 (Mask) image
2 2015-3-5 Mask, Chokwe Large wooden mask in classic Chokwe style that includes coffee-bean eyes, narrow nose and flaring nostrils. Oval open mouth exposing rows of teeth. Vertical and geometric scarification marks below the eyes, chin, and head area. The mask is in good condition and holes are pierced  around the perimeter for attachments (missing). The mask dates to the late 20th century. 2015-3-5 (Mask, Chokwe) image
3 2015-3-6 Seated Figure, Chokwe Seated wooden royal figure with legs and arms folded forward. The face is classic Chokwe with olive-eyes, closed slit mouth and protruding chin. The forehead is pronounced with royal crown or cap above the head. A large copper tack is inserted above the head. The figure is mounted on a professionally made wooden stand and dates to the mid and late 20th century. 2015-3-6 (Seated Figure, Chokwe) image
4 2021-19-16 Mask This is a mask from the Chokwe people of Angola. It features a small face with a large wooden handle wrapping underneath. The mask is sewn onto a band of cloth which contains a full head of raffia, used as hair for the mask. There are carved markings on the face which include triangles, outward facing ears, and other shapes. The mouth is open with jutting white teeth. The eyes are shut. The wrap-around handle is carved with various lines to form patterns.  2021-19-16 (Mask) image