African Project: Baule

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Catalog # Name Description
1 2006.13.0003 Mask Mask is carved with facial features and tripartite head-wear. 3 peaks with lines carved on them adorn the head. Red paint separates head-wear from forehead. Mouth is also painted on. Leather tie to hold on mask is still attached. 2006.13.0003 (Mask) image
2 2006.13.0004 Mask Wooden mask with carved facial features and head wear. Has antelope horns, ears turned to the side and human face. The eyes are carved into thin slits. There is zig-zag style adornment around the sides of the face, ending at a rounded goatee below the chin. The eyebrows are etched out and the hairline has small triangles carved out of it. 2006.13.0004 (Mask) image
3 2006.13.0005 Mask Carved wooden mask. Includes facial features and beard. Hair and eyelids are painted on. There is scarification around the eyes. Has three carved bird heads coming out of the top. The additional texturing is hair, made into tight braids. 2006.13.0005 (Mask) image
4 2008.4.0009 Mask Mblo Mask. Three figures carved on a platform on top of mask head. 2 adult figures carry a body with arms stretched above their heads. Smaller juvenile figure has hands braced against front figure's chest. Rear figure shown wearing short pants, front figure in a skirt. Mask face is painted brown/red. 5 part hair painted black, eyes, lips, eyebrows lined in black. Long, thin nose. Carved portion remains attached to rough, uncarved wood. Leather cord attached to mask. Stick attached to inside of mask through 2 holes in lower area. Dirt on mask. Appears unused. 2008.4.0009 (Mask) image
5 2008.4.0011 Mask Mblo Mask. 2 hair buns. Central abstract hair style. 3 diamonds carved into forehead. 3 rows of carved rectangles between eyes and ears. Raised zig-zag carved along jaw from below ear to chin. Carved triangle shape extends from chin. Closed mouth, slits under eyes. Crack in top of mask, some white pigment remains. Gouge above diamond pattern on forehead and under chin. 2008.4.0011 (Mask) image
6 2008.4.0012 Mask Baule Mblo Mask in guru style. Curving horns on top. Kneeling female figure grasping horns. Figure wearing 2 shells on braided fiber necklace. Beaded string wrapped 4 times around waist. Snake carved from forehead, extending down to chin of mask. Both horns and animal have deeply carved striations. Pigment remains on tips of horns and portions of carved animal. Mask is mostly flat under carved animal. Slitted eyes, small erect ears, rectangular combs on either side of mask. Pigment peeling and chipped, flaking off. 2008.4.0012 (Mask) image
7 2008.4.0013 Mask Mblo Mask. Large conical shaped hair. Carved protruding triangle bisects hair to middle of top of mask. Smooth sided triangular shapes on forehead along sides of hair. 3 sets of 2 curved scarification marks on forehead. 8 bars scarification at corner of eyes. 2 open ovals scarification on each cheek. 3 bars between eyebrows. Large eyes painted white. Slitted eye openings. Long, thin nose, closed pursed mouth. Ears carved in "D" shape with small triangle inside. Large crack in outer rim of mask. Lower inside of chin broken away. Carved portion of mask undamaged. 2008.4.0013 (Mask) image
8 2008.4.0014 Mask Kpan mask. Striated three part hair. Center portion raised, 2 side portions end in upward slope. Zig-zag pattern along hairline in 3 half circle pattern. Raised smooth line follows zig-zag. White lines painted to follow raised line. Single raised nodule on forehead. One nodule carved above the outside corner of the eyes. 6 carved rectangular scar marks at each ear. 3 sets of 5 rectangular scars on either side of mouth. 3 bars between eyebrows. Eyes are painted white with black painted pupils. Open mouth with teeth painted white. Smooth raised beard and chin with spade shaped carving. Minor scratches on face. Deep scratch on side of nose. 2 shallow surface cracks on face under eye. Crack on lower mask rim. Small chunk of mask missing from same cracked area. Fiber cords and rubber thong attached to mask. 2008.4.0014 (Mask) image
9 2008.4.0015 Mask Mblo Mask. Large erect ears, concave, painted white on concave portion. Zig-zag and striation pattern between top of head and forehead. Same pattern forms half circles on sides of mask. 4 diamond scar marks at corner of eyes. 3 diamonds carved between eyebrows. Large protruding eyes, top lid painted white. Eye slits carved. Closed mouth painted white. Zig-zag beard along sides. Trunk and two tusks protrude from below chin. Tusks painted white. Portion of trunk possibly broken. Pigment flaking. Tip of left ear slightly chipped. Back side of rim gouged. 2008.4.0015 (Mask) image
10 2008.4.0016 Mask Mblo Mask. Large erect ears, concave, painted white on concave portion. Zig-zag and striation pattern between top of head and forehead. Same pattern forms half circles on sides of mask. 4 diamond scar marks at corner of eyes. 3 diamonds carved between eyebrows. Large protruding eyes, top lid painted white. Eye slits carved. Closed mouth painted white. Zig-zag beard along sides. Trunk and two tusks protrude from below chin. Eyelids not painted. White residue on right cheek. Tip of ear damaged. Dirt around nose and eyebrows. Pigment flaking. 2008.4.0016 (Mask) image