The Collection at the BMA

Medium: wood, natural pigments

Tall vertical plank surmounts circular "face." Patterns on plank are carved and painted with red, black, and white pigment. Patterns on front include two large "X" designs, one atop the other. Top of plank is sculpted into upturned crescent moon shape. Back of plank has checkerboard pattern. Hood "beak" shape extends from front of circular face, pointing downward toward circular "mouth" opening. Deep oval shape extends from back side of face to cover masquerader's face. Holes around edge of oval for rope to secure mask to back of masquerader's head.

Plank Mask (nwententay)