Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • Ecuador
  • mask, late 1800s–1966
  • Where object was made: Ecuador
  • hide, plant fiber
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: 35 x 18 x 8.5 cm
    Object Height/Width/Depth: 13 3/4 x 7 1/16 x 3 3/8 in
  • Gift of Robert J. Smith
  • Not on display
  • 2007.4907

The oval hide mask has a concavity to the back. It has light brown and light colored fur on the exterior surface. There are round cutouts for the eyes and a narrow oval cutout for the mouth. Twisted plant fiber string is attached at the sides.