About this artwork
At a dama funeral, a towering plank mask known as sirige (an example of which is displayed nearby) appears after the performance of several cross-shaped kanaga masks. Admired for the vigorously sweeping movements of its dancer, kanaga is worn with a colorful costume that includes a plaited fiber hood and cowrie-shell-covered vest. It appears in groups that range from a few masks to as many as 70.
- Face Mask (Kanaga)
- Wood, pigment, and fiber
- 105.4 x 55.9 x 19.7 cm (41 1/2 x 22 x 7 3/4 in.)
- Gift of Neal Ball in honor of Wilbur Tuggle