round mask with oval eyes that have narrow horizontal spaces forming eyelids; a thin carved line runs from the top center of the forehead down through the narrow, long nose; the mouth opens to reveal metal teeth; two consecutive indentations mark the sides of both eyes, as well as beneath the eyes; a carved circle with a cross in the middle decorates each cheek; crescent shaped ears protrude slightly on either side of head; a band covers the top of the forehead, with two thin lines followed by a roughly cut layer with some hollowed out holes; entire mask is one natural dark wood color with hints of red, and has sheen to its surface

Mask, 20th century

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Mask
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Artist
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2015.62.18
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round mask with oval eyes that have narrow horizontal spaces forming eyelids; a thin carved line runs from the top center of the forehead down through the narrow, long nose; the mouth opens to reveal metal teeth; two consecutive indentations mark the sides of both eyes, as well as beneath the eyes; a carved circle with a cross in the middle decorates each cheek; crescent shaped ears protrude slightly on either side of head; a band covers the top of the forehead, with two thin lines followed by a roughly cut layer with some hollowed out holes; entire mask is one natural dark wood color with hints of red, and has sheen to its surface