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On display on Level 2

CHOKWE people eastern border region, Angola
Jimbwi (aardvark) or Ngulu (pig) mask late 19th, early 20th century Description: Mask, carved in the abstracted form of a boar or anteater, with horsehair, bells & a holy medal attached to right ear
Place made: Angola
Materials & Technique: sculptures, costumes masks, wood, terracotta, natural fibres, horsehair wadding, metal, holy medal carving, wrought metal
Primary Insc: Tie-on tag: "10"
Dimensions: 33.3 h x 21.1 w x 28.0 d cm
Acknowledgement: Purchased 1974
Accession No: NGA 74.221
Subject: African art
  • Gaston de Havenon, New York;
  • from whom bought by the Australian National Gallery, Canberra, April 1974