About this object

Object specifics

  • Type
    Mask
  • Culture
    Senufo
  • Artist/Maker
  • Place made
    Africa: Western Africa: Ivory Coast
  • Date made
    1966 before
  • Materials
    Wood; Bird Feather; Wool
  • Location
    World Museum, Level 3, World Cultures
  • Acquisition
    Purchase from Gallery 43, 1966
  • Collector
    Philip Goldman
  • Place collected
    Africa: Western Africa: Ivory Coast
  • Date collected
    1966 before
  • Measurements
    690 mm x 230 mm x 220 mm
  • Note
    Stockbook: 1. Helmet Mask (Senufo). Gallery 43, 43 George Street, London W.1. Purchase. Gallery label: A mythical ancestral bird is portrayed on this headdress. The bird is associated with the authority of the Poro elders and the headdress may have been used in their masquerades.
  • Related people
    Philip Goldman ( Collector)
Object view = Humanities
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