FMNH 221480.A,.B

  • 221480: Firespitter Helmet mask wood
    Photographer: Ron Testa : Field Museum of Natural History
    [Copyright] Field Museum of Natural History - CC BY-NC
    Description: Firespitter Helmet mask wood, Guinea hemp fiber, brass form of stylized animal long rectangular jaws connected by 3 pairs of cylindrical processes. Face is flat and steep, eyes represented by conical brass studs and nose is L-shaped panel running along upper jaw and up the brow. High bouquet of feathers and porcupine quills is inserted just behind apex of head. Pair of mirrors is tied fore and aft of bouquet. Lower rim of mask is tied a 7 inch fiber fringe of a natural color (dyed brown).
  • 221480: Firespitter Helmet mask wood
    Photographer: Ron Testa : Field Museum of Natural History
    [Copyright] Field Museum of Natural History - CC BY-NC
    Description: Firespitter Helmet mask wood, Guinea hemp fiber, brass form of stylized animal long rectangular jaws connected by 3 pairs of cylindrical processes. Face is flat and steep, eyes represented by conical brass studs and nose is L-shaped panel running along upper jaw and up the brow. High bouquet of feathers and porcupine quills is inserted just behind apex of head. Pair of mirrors is tied fore and aft of bouquet. Lower rim of mask is tied a 7 inch fiber fringe of a natural color (dyed brown).
  • 221480: Firespitter Helmet mask wood

    [Copyright] Field Museum of Natural History - CC BY-NC
    Description: Firespitter Helmet mask wood, Guinea hemp fiber, brass form of stylized animal long rectangular jaws connected by 3 pairs of cylindrical processes. Face is flat and steep, eyes represented by conical brass studs and nose is L-shaped panel running along upper jaw and up the brow. High bouquet of feathers and porcupine quills is inserted just behind apex of head. Pair of mirrors is tied fore and aft of bouquet. Lower rim of mask is tied a 7 inch fiber fringe of a natural color (dyed brown).
  • 221480: Firespitter Helmet mask wood

    [Copyright] Field Museum of Natural History - CC BY-NC
    Description: Firespitter Helmet mask wood, Guinea hemp fiber, brass form of stylized animal long rectangular jaws connected by 3 pairs of cylindrical processes. Face is flat and steep, eyes represented by conical brass studs and nose is L-shaped panel running along upper jaw and up the brow. High bouquet of feathers and porcupine quills is inserted just behind apex of head. Pair of mirrors is tied fore and aft of bouquet. Lower rim of mask is tied a 7 inch fiber fringe of a natural color (dyed brown).
  • 221480: Firespitter Helmet mask wood

    [Copyright] Field Museum of Natural History - CC BY-NC
    Description: Firespitter Helmet mask wood, Guinea hemp fiber, brass form of stylized animal long rectangular jaws connected by 3 pairs of cylindrical processes. Face is flat and steep, eyes represented by conical brass studs and nose is L-shaped panel running along upper jaw and up the brow. High bouquet of feathers and porcupine quills is inserted just behind apex of head. Pair of mirrors is tied fore and aft of bouquet. Lower rim of mask is tied a 7 inch fiber fringe of a natural color (dyed brown).
Catalog Number: 221480.A,.B
Description: mask
Materials: wood, metal; brass, hemp fiber, mirror, feather, quill
Cultural Attribution: Senufo
Locality: Africa, Ivory Coast, Drelisso Village
Accession Number: [3015] A. J. Glaze (Purchase)
Accession Year: 1968
Continent: Africa
Country: Ivory Coast
City/Town: Drelisso Village
Collector/Source: A. J. Glaze, A. J. Glaze
IRN: 1386484
GUID: f7ff541a-ca49-4799-a0bc-f1bee7efdeae