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Mask (Sowei), 20th century

  • Mende, African

Wood, pigment

  • Overall: 16 inches (40.6 cm)

Museum Purchase, Pearlstein Family Fund



Africa, Oceania & Indigenous Americas

(Robert B. Jacobs)

2017-present, purchase by the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)

Mende, African, Mask (Sowei), 20th century, wood, pigment. Detroit Institute of Arts, Museum Purchase, Pearlstein Family Fund, 2017.35.