Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • unknown Maasai maker
  • mask, late 1800s–1987
  • Where object was made: Kenya
  • wood, staining, carving
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: 23 x 11.5 x 5 cm
    Object Height/Width/Depth: 9 1/16 x 4 1/2 x 1 15/16 in
  • Gift of David and Mary Johnson
  • Not on display
  • 2007.0908

The human face is stained black and has a red headdress and earrings. Leaf-like designs are carved into the cheeks and forehead.