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X65.6165 Miniature mask

 

Object Name: Miniature mask

Culture: Pende peoples

Place of Origin: Democratic Republic of the Congo

Date/Era: 19th century

Medium/Materials: Ivory

Credit Line: Gift of the Wellcome Trust.

Accession Number: X65.6165

A number of Central African peoples make and wear elegant ivory pendants and combs as prestige items. Pende ornaments depicting a human face are worn around the neck and are prized for their coolness and whiteness.

Source: Gallery text, Intersections: World Arts, Local Lives, 2006

SKU: X65.6165 Category:

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