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Dogon people Inner Niger delta, Bandiagara cliffs, Mali
"Sirige" mask of the Binu Cult ["Mother mask" with tall headdress and native repair at the join of mask and headdress] late 19th - early 20th century Materials & Technique: sculptures, costumes, wood, metal, paint
Dimensions: 195.0 h cm
Acknowledgement: Max Ernst Collection, purchased 1985
Accession No: NGA 85.1836
Subject: African art
  • bought by Max Ernst from early 1940s;
  • by descent to his widow, Dorothea Tanning, in 1976;
  • to Douglas Ewing, New York, in 1983;
  • from whom bought by the Australian National Gallery, October 1985