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Maboom Mask, 19th or 20th century

  • Kuba, African

Wood, fabric, beads, cowrie shell, hide, and hair

  • Overall: 19 3/4 × 13 × 13 inches (50.2 × 33 × 33 cm) Including base: 25 1/2 × 13 1/2 × 13 inches (64.8 × 34.3 × 33 cm)

Founders Society Purchase, African, Oceanic, & New World Cultures General Fund, and partial gift of Mr. and Mrs. Milford Nemer

1994.79

On View

  • African: Masquerades

Department

Africa, Oceania & Indigenous Americas

  • Kuba (zaire)
  • Cowrie shell
  • Wood
  • Hide
  • Hair
  • Beads
  • Geometric pattern
  • Fabric
  • Beading
  • Mask
  • Face (animal or human component)

Milford Nemer (Southfield, Michigan, USA)

1994-present, purchase by the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)

Kuba, African, Maboom Mask, 19th or 20th century, wood, fabric, beads, cowrie shell, hide, and hair. Detroit Institute of Arts, Founders Society Purchase, African, Oceanic, & New World Cultures General Fund, and partial gift of Mr. and Mrs. Milford Nemer, 1994.79.