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adoné antelope mask
  • unknown Kurumba maker
  • adoné antelope mask
  • Where object was made: Burkina Faso
  • wood, paint, clay, carving
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: 126 x 28 x 64 cm
    Object Height/Width/Depth: 49 5/8 x 11 x 25 3/16 in
  • Loan from Glenn Duffee
  • Not on display
  • L1996.008
  • Loan

Large wooden mask in the shape of an antelope's head. At the bottom, there is a rounded base which is carved out to accommodate the wearer's head, and there are two eye holes for the wearer to see out. Extending above that is a long neck that curves forward, and a long snout extends diagonally downward from the top of the neck. At the back of the head are two long ears which curve up and toward the front of the head. Extending from the top of the head are two long straight horns. The entire mask is painted with a base color of white clay and with decorative triangles, bands and crosshatching in black and red.