About this artwork
Small masks such as this were worn as part of ceremonial attire. Figures representing deities and ancestors were often attached to the costumes of the dancers and performers who enacted mythical and historic dramas during theatrical ritual presentations.
- Miniature Mask
- Wood, gold foil, and shell with pigment and resin
- H. 14 cm (5 1/2 in.)
- Ada Turnbull Hertle Fund