(Nigerian, c. 1875–1949)
Wood and paint
Overall: 35.5 cm (14 in.)
Gift of Katherine C. White 1974.206
The prominent teeth on this sculpture may be a visual or symbolic reference to a hare.
Onyide Adugobologe was part of a famous carving workshop that his father founded in the late 1800s in the town of Abeokuta, Nigeria. This mask was made for the egúngún society, whose masquerades honored departed ancestors.
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