Mid 20th century - Good condition
A very fine mask with a rounded forehead and heavy eyebrows, eyes deeply set in an angular face, the chin ending in a sharp protruding point. The eyes are painted with white and red pigment. The headdress with raffia on top is richly decorated with beads, pieces of bone and a coin. It is attached to a very finely woven piece of textile resting on the shoulders of the wearer of the mask.
This mask has a monstrous appearance, Katoyo masks represent naughty ghosts, often with a caricatured European face, a long pointed nose and thin angular lips.
There is a similar mask in "The university of Iowa, Museum of art, Stanley collection" inventory nr 1986,441
Total height 24 cm, height the mask part only 19.
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