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Queen Mother Pendant Mask: Iyoba, 16th century. Nigeria; Edo peoples, court of Benin. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. The Michael C. Rockefeller Memorial Collection, Gift of Nelson A. Rockefeller, 1972 (1978.412.323) #noses #Connections

Anthropomorphic face mask "kindombolo", D. R. Congo, Pende

Hemba Commemorative Portrait of a Chief (Singiti)

Mbolo Twin Mask (Nda) from the Baule people of the Bandama River region of the Ivory Coast | Wood, metal, patina stain | 19th to 20th century

Controversial Close-Ups

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Africa | Female Mask (Gambanda) from the Pende people of DR Congo | Wood and fibre | ca. 19th - 20th century

Mask [Guere peoples culture]. Côte d'Ivoire, 19th-mid-20th century.

Comb (Duafe), 19th–20th century. Ghana. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. The Michael C. Rockefeller Memorial Collection, Gift of William W. Brill, 1963 (1978.412.479) | In Ghana, elaborate combs such as this one were gifts from Akan men to women to commemorate special events, such as puberty celebrations, weddings, or births.