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Helmet mask

Provenance

1960s, Paul Tishman (b. 1900 - d. 1996), New York. About 1975, sold by Robert Jones, Los Angeles, to Jeffrey Horvitz; 2008, year-end gift of Jeffrey and Carol Horvitz to the MFA. (Accession Date: January 21, 2009)

Credit Line

Gift of Jeffrey and Carol Horvitz

African, Sierra Leone, Mende peoples, First half of the 20th century

Place of Creation

Sierra Leone

Dimensions

Overall: 37 x 22 x 27 cm (14 9/16 x 8 11/16 x 10 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

2008.1624

Medium or Technique

Wood

Collections

Africa and Oceania

Classifications

Ceremonial artifacts