Artist: Unknown Bamana Artist
Name: Kiwarani mask from the Ntomo society
Origin: Bamana people of Mali
Made of: Wood, mirrors, cowrie shells, seeds, animal horns
Dimensions: 31 x 8 x 20.5 in. (79 x 20 x 52 cm)
From: Gift of Hans and Thelma Lehmann, 1983
On display in the PLU’s Mortvedt Library (2nd floor)
Description: The mask is an oval shaped face with a long nose, no mouth, and three crowning horns that curve backward. The mask’s face is decorated with cowrie shells, seeds (Abrus precatorius), and mirrors.