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Monkey Mask3420/15
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Monkey mask carved of wood and painted. The mask has a sunken flat square face, with prominent brow ridge, thin pointed nose, pointed mouth with bright pink lips, small cutout triangular eyes, and pointed ears. The mask is painted with horizontal bands of solid bright pink, blue, yellow, and black. Seated monkey figure has thin curved torso with long arms that hold something in front of its face. The monkey has a pointed muzzle, with a band of bright pink painted across its eyes to its ears, and down its nose.

Culture
Dogon
Material
wood, pigment ? and paint
Made in
Mali
Holding Institution
MOA: University of British Columbia
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Sirige Mask3420/23 a-c
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Wood rectangular face mask (part a) with tall ladder-like superstructure with two breaks (parts b-c). The face mask has two sunken rectangular areas on either side of the nose, and two small cutout square eye holes. Inside, there is a wooden bite bar inserted through holes on sides. Ears extend along each side of the face, with small points extending up. Red plant fibre hair is attached to the back of the mask. Extending from the top of the head, between the ears, is a tall superstructure of panels alternating between various hourglass shapes, and lines, tapering in at the end with a sphere at the tip. The superstructure has split, almost in half, through the sixth panel (part b), and again through the eleventh panel (part c) near the top.

Culture
Dogon
Material
metal, wood, paint and plant fibre
Made in
Mali
Holding Institution
MOA: University of British Columbia
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Risian Bird Mask3420/38
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Mask with a bird head and vertical rectangular superstructure. The bird has two large concentric circle eyes, a raised red ridge, and a long curved beak. Both the head and the beak are painted with black and white repeating triangle designs in various sizes. Long brown plant fibre hair is attached across the back of the face mask, and hangs down. Panel is surmounted by a large crescent with smaller diamond and triangle shapes.

Culture
Mossi
Material
wood, paint and plant fibre
Made in
Burkina Faso
Holding Institution
MOA: University of British Columbia
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Yatenga Mask3420/36
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Mask with flat oval white face with a red line down the centre through a horizontal diamond with cutout eye holes. A vertical superstructure extends up from the face mask as well as a small horned animal. The panel has cutouts and has a small human at top, above four curved X's. Reverse painted solid black with white X's. Holes around face mask where fibre would have been attached.

Culture
Mossi
Material
wood and paint
Made in
Burkina Faso
Holding Institution
MOA: University of British Columbia
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Butterfly Mask3420/33
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Butterfly mask with long wings extending out to either side. The white face has two large concentric circle eyes, and a small tubular mouth. There is a black and red downward-curving projection attached to the forehead. The wings have mirrored designs, with two hourglass designs within concentric black circles, which are separated by three panels of lines of repeating triangles in red or black. The wing tips are white. Attached to the face mask is long dark olive green plant fibre hair, tied by blue string. Back of wings is black and white checkerboard pattern.

Culture
Bwa
Material
wood, paint and plant fibre
Made in
Burkina Faso
Holding Institution
MOA: University of British Columbia
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Butterfly Mask3420/32 a-b
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Butterfly mask (part a) with circular face and long wings extending out to either side. The white face has two large concentric circle eyes, and a small tubular mouth. There is a black and red downward-curving projection attached to the forehead. Across the top and bottom of the wings, the board is painted with black lines, leaving the outline of a white zigzags throughout. Across the white centre, seven repeating concentric circles, red with black centres, on each side. The dark brown plant fibre hair (part b) would be secured to the face mask.

Culture
Bwa
Material
wood, paint and plant fibre
Made in
Burkina Faso
Holding Institution
MOA: University of British Columbia
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Plank Mask3420/29
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Plank mask with circular face and tall, vertical superstructure. The face has two large concentric circle eyes, a large tubular mouth, and a scalloped edge with concentric rings. A black downward-curving projection is attached to the black diamond-shaped panel that connects the mask to the long rectangular board. The board is painted with geometric shapes in black on a white background. Surmounted by a crescent-shape.

Culture
Bwa
Material
wood and paint
Made in
Burkina Faso
Holding Institution
MOA: University of British Columbia
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Plank Mask3420/27
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Plank mask with circular face and tall, vertical superstructure. The face has two large concentric circle eyes outlined in repeating triangles, and a small tubular mouth within a black area with a jagged edge. A black downward-curving projection is attached to the diamond-shaped panel that connects the mask to the long rectangular board. The board is painted with geometric shapes in black on a white background. Surmounted by a crescent-shape.

Culture
Bwa
Material
wood and paint
Made in
Burkina Faso
Holding Institution
MOA: University of British Columbia
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Monkey Mask3420/14
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Monkey mask carved of wood and painted. The mask has a flat face, and cutout rectangular eyes. Seated white monkey figure has thin curved torso with long arms that rest on its legs. Its ears, sunken eyes, and front are painted bright pink. The monkey has slit eyes, a long triangular nose and mouth.

Culture
Dogon
Material
wood, paint and pigment ?
Made in
Mali
Holding Institution
MOA: University of British Columbia
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Yatenga Mask3420/37
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Mask with concave oval face with ridge down centre, cutout triangular eye holes, and diagonal lines of triangles outlined in white around the sides. Attached to back is long reddish-brown plant fibre hair that hangs down. A vertical rectangular superstructure extends up from the face mask as well as a small horned animal head with standing female figure above, which is mounted in front and attached to the face mask. The panel is carved and painted with geometric designs and one large square section of checkerboard pattern in black and white and both front and back. Surmounted by three stacked downward-facing triangles.

Culture
Mossi
Material
wood, paint and plant fibre
Made in
Burkina Faso
Holding Institution
MOA: University of British Columbia
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