Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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suah bvur mask
  • unknown Mambila maker
  • suah bvur mask, circa 1950
  • Where object was made: Cameroon
  • wood, staining, pigment, carving
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: 37 x 30 x 20.5 cm
    Object Height/Width/Depth: 14 9/16 x 11 3/4 x 8 1/16 in
  • Gift of Larry W. Welling
  • Not on display
  • 2007.2950
Label Text

The helmet style mask depicts an animal head. The animal has large rounded ears. There is a short snout, with exposed teeth. The interior of the ears, the outline of the eyes, the interior of the nostrils and the interior of the mouth are colored white, but the remainder of the mask is stained black.