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man wearing mukanda mask
  • Chokwe peoples
  • man wearing mukanda mask, 1981
  • Where object was made: Dilolo, Zaire (present-day Democratic Republic of the Congo)
  • gelatin silver print
  • Object Height/Width: 24 x 17.5 cm
    Object Height/Width: 9 7/16 x 6 7/8 in
  • Gift of Reinhild Janzen
  • Not on display
  • S2007.070

Black and white image of a Chokwe man wearing a mask with a semicircular headdress topped with black feathers. Facial features are outlined in white. He is wearing a dark and light netted dance costume that covers the whole body, and a wide "U" shaped pannier-like apparatus at his waist with raffia fringe.