helmet mask; larger head at bottom with smiling face with teeth showing--gap between front teeth, long nose, full cheeks, almond-shaped eyes, small ears set high on head and forward toward face, with earlobes pierced; lower head has short black hair in a sort of cornrow/plaited style, delineated with incised zigzags, triangles and parallel lines; smaller head on top of lower head, with smiling face with teeth showing, almond-shaped eyes; high, forward-set ears with piercing in lobes and piercing at center back of PR ear; black hair of smaller head styled in three twisted ponytails--two on either side of head, one on back of head, with smooth parallel lines on hair on head; yellow and red fasteners at top of each ponytail; peach-colored skin

Mask, mid 20th century

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Mask
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Artist
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2016.3.2
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helmet mask; larger head at bottom with smiling face with teeth showing--gap between front teeth, long nose, full cheeks, almond-shaped eyes, small ears set high on head and forward toward face, with earlobes pierced; lower head has short black hair in a sort of cornrow/plaited style, delineated with incised zigzags, triangles and parallel lines; smaller head on top of lower head, with smiling face with teeth showing, almond-shaped eyes; high, forward-set ears with piercing in lobes and piercing at center back of PR ear; black hair of smaller head styled in three twisted ponytails--two on either side of head, one on back of head, with smooth parallel lines on hair on head; yellow and red fasteners at top of each ponytail; peach-colored skin