Egungun Mask

Egungun Mask

1950s
Culture
Yoruba
Locale
Abeokuta Africa
Country
Nigeria
mask
wood, pigment, and cloth
Native arts acquisition fund and partial gift of Michael and Patricia Coronel
1997.154
Yoruba artist. Egungun Mask. 1950s. wood, pigment, and cloth. Native arts acquisition fund and partial gift of Michael and Patricia Coronel. 1997.154.
Dimensions
overall height: 61 in, 154.9400 cm; overall length: 26 in, 66.0400 cm; overall width: 9 in, 22.8600 cm
Department
Native Arts
Collection
African Art
Egungun Society members honor deceased ancestors by sponsoring and performing annual ceremonies called masquerades. The two faces of this mask represent a rabbit and a human.

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