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Helmet Mask with Female Figure

Date:
19th–mid-20th century
Geography:
Côte d'Ivoire, northern Côte d'Ivoire, Bandama River region
Culture:
Senufo peoples
Medium:
Wood
Dimensions:
H. 41 11/16 x W. 9 x D. 8 in. (106 x 22.9 x 20.3 cm)
Classification:
Wood-Sculpture
Credit Line:
The Michael C. Rockefeller Memorial Collection, Purchase, Mrs. Gertrud A. Mellon Gift, 1965
Accession Number:
1978.412.507
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 350
[John J. Klejman, New York, until 1965]; The Museum of Primitive Art, New York, 1965–1978

The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Art of Oceania, Africa, and the Americas from the Museum of Primitive Art. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1969, no. 288.

The American Federation of Arts. Primitive Art Masterworks: an exhibition jointly organized by the Museum of Primitive Art and the American Federation of Arts, New York. New York: The American Federation of Arts, 1974, no. 62.

Newton, Douglas. Masterpieces of Primitive Art: The Nelson A. Rockefeller Collection. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1978, p. 115.

Bochet, Gilbert. "The Poro of the Senufo." In Art of Côte d'Ivoire from the collections of the Barbier-Mueller Museum, edited by Jean-Paul Barbier. Vol. vol. 1. Geneva: Musée Barbier-Mueller, 1993.



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