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Lipiko Mask

Photo Credit: Rich Sanders, Des Moines

Lipiko Mask

Artist: Anonymous
Date: date unknown
Medium: Wood, dark brown patina, beeswax, human hair, metal
Overall: 10 1/4 x 7 1/2 x 10 1/4 in. (26 x 19.1 x 26 cm.)
Credit Line: Des Moines Art Center; Julian and Irma Brody African Art Collection, 1988.19
Accession number: 1988.19
Classification: African/Oceanic/Pre-Columbian
Exhibition History"Africa Explores: New and Renewed Forms in 20th Century African Art," Center for African Art, New York, N. Y., May 15 - Dec. 1991; Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, TX, Feb. 9 - Apr. 5, 1992; St. Louis Art Museum, St. Louis, MO, May 15 - July 5, 1992; Mint Museum of Art, Charlotte, NC, Aug. 8 - Oct.11, 1992; The Carnegoe Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, PA, Nov. 7, 1992 - Jan. 10,1993; The Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., Feb. 6 - Apr. 4, 1993
Published ReferencesSusan Vogel, AFRICA EXPLORES: 20TH CENTURY AFRICAN ART, The Center for African Art, New York & Prestel, Munich, 1991, color ill. p.78

DMAC News, Jan./Feb. 1995, p.6

AN UNCOMMON VISION: THE DES MOINES ART CENTER, Des Moines Art Center, 1998, ref. & color ill. p.321, fig.6
entirely unexpected