Register 1954 Composite headdress mask:- carved wood head covered with pale brown skin mounted on a circlet of basket work, eyes are formed by sheet metal insets and a black, hard wood pupil, six protruding teeth of carved wood are set in the upper jaw. Hair represented by wooden pegs, surmounted by a narrow-brimmed, skin-covered head dress.

An00254946 001 l


Made Of
bone, metal, skin, wood
Type of Thing
Exhibition History
Exhibited: 2003, BM Room 5, Medicine Man: Henry Wellcome's Phantom Museum


Acquired From
Wellcome Historical Medical Museum to The British Museum
By Ethnic Group


Found In
Cross River State


Acquired In

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