Dance mask with polychrome geometric facial decoration. Round recessed eyes with cone shaped centers surrounded by holes for seeing out by wearer. Headdress covered by raffia cloth with painted designs. Attached wooden ears. The fragile raffia material has been stabilized. The masks wood is in fair condition. Surfaces are abraded throughout.


  • Title: Mask (Pwoom Itok)
  • Creator: Unknown
  • Date Created: late 19th century
  • Location Created: Kasai Province, Democratic Republic of the Congo
  • Type: Masks
  • Rights: Museum Expedition 1922, Robert B. Woodward Memorial Fund
  • External Link: http://www.brooklynmuseum.org/opencollection/objects/2908/Mask_Pwoom_Itok
  • Medium: Wood, shell, cloth, raffia, pigment
  • Dimensions: 15 3/8 x 11 1/4 x 11 3/4 in. (39.1 x 28.6 x 29.8 cm)
  • Culture: Ngeende
  • Collection: Arts of Africa
  • Accession number: 22.230

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