Kanaga Mask



Kanaga Mask


mid 20th Century


West Africa, Mali, Bandiagara region


Wood, raffia, paint, hide with fur
Maximum (From Q&A Database): 7" x 3' 8" x 1' 10 11/16" (17.8 x 111.7 x 57.7 cm)

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Gift of Dr. Jay S. Friedman


Asen: Iron Altar of the Fon People of Benin, Emory University Museum of Art and Archaeology, October 2 - December 21, 1985|
Canon Chapel Installation, Emory University, February 24, 1989|
Selected Acquisitions: Asia to America, Emory University Museum of Art and Archaeology, May 8 - August 8, 1987|
African Cosmos: Stellar Arts, Michael C. Carlos Museum, January 31 - June 21, 2015|
MCCM Permanent Collection Gallery, August 6, 2016 - Present


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