Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • Gio peoples
  • mother-mask, mid 1900s
  • Where object was made: Liberia
  • wood, staining, carving
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: 27.5 x 12 x 8 cm
    Object Height/Width/Depth: 10 13/16 x 4 3/4 x 3 1/8 in
  • Gift of C. Susan Brown
  • Not on display
  • 2007.2811

The human face has a rounded, prominent forehead, narrowly opened eyes, a pointed nose, and a narrowly opened mouth. It is dark brown and has holes around the perimeter.