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Mask (Sowei), early to mid- 20th century

  • Mende, African

Wood, pigment, and metal

  • Overall: 16 1/2 × 7 × 9 1/2 inches (41.9 × 17.8 × 24.1 cm)

Gift of Ellen Kahn



Africa, Oceania & Indigenous Americas

Ellen H. Kahn (Franklin, Michigan, USA)

2015-present, gift to the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)

Mende, African, Mask (Sowei), early to mid- 20th century, wood, pigment, and metal. Detroit Institute of Arts, Gift of Ellen Kahn, 2015.101.