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Senufo Firespitter

Senufo Firespitter Mask

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Senufo Firespitter Mask

Artist: Unknown Senufo artist

Name: Kponyungo “Firespitter” helmet mask

Origin: Senufo people of Cote d’Ivoire

Made of: Wood

Dimensions: 12.2 in (31 cm) high, 12.2 in (31 cm) wide, 35.05 in (89 cm) long

From: Gift of Dr. J. Hans and Thelma Lehman, 1983

Accession number: 1983-01-006

On display in PLU’s Mortvedt Library (2nd floor)

Côte d’Ivoire
Côte d’Ivoire

Description: A wooden mask with a long snout containing many barred teeth. There are multiple sets of tusks on the snout and head, as well as a pair of long antelope horns off the back.