Mask (Elvis Presley), aka "Elvisi", mid-20th century

  • Chewa, African

Wood, hair, paint

  • Overall: 30 × 23 × 6 inches (76.2 × 58.4 × 15.2 cm)

Museum Purchase, funds from a partial gift of Dr. Gary van Wyk and Lisa Brittan in honor of Dr. Nii Quarcoopome, additional funds from the Director's Discretionary Fund, African Art Gallery Committee Fund, Eleanor Ferry Memorial Fund, and African Art Fund; gifts of Frederick Stearns, Governor and Mrs. G. Mennen Williams, an Anonymous donor, and Lawrence Buell, by exchange

2018.34

Department

Africa, Oceania & Indigenous Americas

(Axis Gallery)

2018-present, purchase by the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)

Chewa, African, Mask (Elvis Presley), aka "Elvisi", mid-20th century, wood, hair, paint. Detroit Institute of Arts, Museum Purchase, funds from a partial gift of Dr. Gary van Wyk and Lisa Brittan in honor of Dr. Nii Quarcoopome, additional funds from the Director's Discretionary Fund, African Art Gallery Committee Fund, Eleanor Ferry Memorial Fund, and African Art Fund; gifts of Frederick Stearns, Governor and Mrs. G. Mennen Williams, an Anonymous donor, and Lawrence Buell, by exchange, 2018.34.