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14. We mask, Cote d’Ivoire,
wood, metal, brass bells, human hair, 15 3/4" (40 cm)
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14. We mask, Cote d’Ivoire, wood, metal, brass bells, human hair, 15 3/4" (40 cm)
  This is the female form of a mask which appears as both male and female (though both forms are danced by male dancers). The masks are called ninea’gla, or young maidens, and the tacks depict tribal scarification patterns.

Collection of Charlie and Blanche Derby

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