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ododua mask?
  • Bini peoples
  • ododua mask?, late 1800s–1975
  • Where object was made: Nigeria
  • brass
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: 36 x 17.5 x 29 cm
    Object Height/Width/Depth: 14 1/8 x 6 7/8 x 11 3/8 in
  • Gift of Mr. and Mrs. H. Kenneth Palmer
  • Not on display
  • 2007.3029
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Description

The brass representation of a head has no neck or chin, but the lips are not at the bottom of the object, instead the face just goes straight down. He is wearing a headdress that appears to be woven, indicated with short vertical lines between horizontal rings. The headdress has a mohawk-like projection along the top, with another railing-like projection on it. The edges are decorated in a braid design. Two braids also hang down on either side in front of the ears with another behind it. There are vertical scars above the eyes. The eyes and mouth are large scale while the nose is small.