Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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karikpo goat mask
  • Ogoni peoples
  • karikpo goat mask, mid 1900s
  • Where object was made: Nigeria
  • wood, staining, carving
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: 26.5 x 18.5 x 9 cm
    Object Height/Width/Depth: 10 3/8 x 7 1/4 x 3 1/2 in
  • Gift of Mr. and Mrs. H. Kenneth Palmer
  • Not on display
  • 2007.2823
Label Text

The dark brown mask resembles a goat's face with horns. It has two slits for eyes, though there is no detail around the eyes. The small snout and lips appear to be smiling. There are holes around the perimeter.