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Collections | National Museum of African Art - Maker: Bamileke peoples  Crest mask Date: Late 19th century Medium: Wood  https://africa.si.edu/collections/view/objects/asitem/6521/2/title-asc?t:state:flow=c5cc8daf-2d28-4df8-b25d-f14a492992e1

Collections | National Museum of African Art - Maker: Bamileke peoples Crest mask Date: Late 19th century Medium: Wood https://africa.si.edu/collections/view/objects/asitem/6521/2/title-asc?t:state:flow=c5cc8daf-2d28-4df8-b25d-f14a492992e1

Masque Nakysalik (celui qui a le nez retroussé), Archipel de Kodiak, Alaska, collecté en 1871/2 par Alphonse Pinart (1852-1911)

Masque Nakysalik (celui qui a le nez retroussé), Archipel de Kodiak, Alaska, collecté en 1871/2 par Alphonse Pinart (1852-1911)

Bowl, Geometric Pattern, 19th–20th century; Fulani Fulani people; Mali, western Sudan Wood; H. 5 3/4 in. (14.6 cm)

Bowl, Geometric Pattern, 19th–20th century; Fulani Fulani people; Mali, western Sudan Wood; H. 5 3/4 in. (14.6 cm)

Africa | Mask from the West Pende people of DR Congo | Wood, pigment, raffia

Africa | Mask from the West Pende people of DR Congo | Wood, pigment, raffia

Africa| Palm wine vessel from the Mangbetu people of the DR Congo.

Africa| Palm wine vessel from the Mangbetu people of the DR Congo.

Yaka peoples  Cap mask Date: Mid-20th century Medium: Wood, cloth, plant fiber, pigment, paint Dimensions: H x W x D: 63.7 x 30.5 x 35.5 cm| National Museum of African Art  - Yaka masks are associated with nkanda male circumcision and puberty rituals. Initiation masters and the leaders of the initiates wear this type of mask in choreographed appearances of the male ancestors and culture heroes to promote life, growth and healing and to welcome a new generation of men...

Yaka peoples Cap mask Date: Mid-20th century Medium: Wood, cloth, plant fiber, pigment, paint Dimensions: H x W x D: 63.7 x 30.5 x 35.5 cm| National Museum of African Art - Yaka masks are associated with nkanda male circumcision and puberty rituals. Initiation masters and the leaders of the initiates wear this type of mask in choreographed appearances of the male ancestors and culture heroes to promote life, growth and healing and to welcome a new generation of men...

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