Image Resources | Currently on View in Eiteljorg Suite of African and Oceanic Art (W305)
Some masks of the We and other peoples in this area are noted for the variety of materials added to them. For example, very little of the wood surface of this carving is visible since it has been covered with repeated applications of paint, fur, shells, cloth, feathers and other materials. The cartridge shells at the top and the wooden leopard's teeth bordering the sides and bottom of the mask indicate that it is a male.
(Mamadou Koita, New York) sold on July 31, 1975 to Harrison Eiteljorg [1903-1997] of Indianapolis; donated to the IMA 1989