Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • Nigeria
  • mask, 1951–1961
  • Where object was made: Nigeria
  • wood, staining, carving
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: 19 x 12.5 x 6.5 cm
    Object Height/Width/Depth: 7 1/2 x 4 7/8 x 2 1/2 in
  • Gift of Theodore Eaton
  • Not on display
  • 2007.2812

The human face has a flat element behind it. The face is roughly diamond shaped. The forehead is mostly covered by a cone-like hairstyle with vertical lines. The eyes are open. The cheeks are scarred with two parallel vertical lines and two parallel diagonal lines. The flat element is decorated with sets of two parallel lines, in varying directions.