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ID number:  BIRRC-D0039
Institution:  Research and Cultural Collections
Named collection:  Danford Collection of West African Art and Artefacts
Title / Object name:  Horned mask
Object type:  Mask
Place made:  Ivory Coast
Culture:  Senufo
Collector:  Danford, John
Materials:  Brass
Measurements:  29 x 6 cm

This Senufo mask has been carved in wood as a distorted image of a human face. The Senufo are famous for their wood carving and use masks in different rituals of the 'poro' society, as a means of preserving their traditions for younger generations. Although this mask has been crafted for sale to tourists, it is possibly modelled on a 'kpelie' mask (human face with projections to mirror human imperfections). It was collected in 1956 and was lent to the Danford Collection by J.Danford in 1964. It was purchased in 1975.

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Danford, John

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