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Face Mask, early 1900s (wood)

BILD Nummer
CVL500124
Titel
Face Mask, early 1900s (wood)
Künstler
Sabarikwo of Ouazumon (fl.1900) / African
Standort
Cleveland Museum of Art, OH, USA
Medium
wood
Größe
h:31.60 w:16.70 d:11.40 cms
Beschreibung

Seen as essentially female, this type of face mask is worn during Poro initiation and funeral rites and in non-Poro contexts. Symbolizing the female genitalia, the scarification mark on the mask's forehead explicitly references sexuality. The lustrous black surface, imitating oiled skin, and the ornamental side projections that frame the face are hallmarks of feminine beauty.

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© Cleveland Museum of Art / John L. Severance Fund / Bridgeman Images
Schlagworte
20th century / 20 century / XX century / XXth century / twentieth century / 20 20th xx xxth twentieth century / 20 20th xx xxth century / 20 20th 20th XX XXth 20th century / c20th / carving / carved / mask / object / african / africa / wood / woodcarving / tribal / headdress

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