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unknown Hemba

Miniature Mwisi Gwa So'o's (Chimpanzee-Human Mask)

20th century
Carved wood and copper
State: Likely made for the tourist market

5.313 x 3.125 x 4 1/2 in. (13.494 x 7.938 x 11.5 cm)

Bryn Mawr College
Accession Number: 99.3.3
Other Number(s): 119 (264) (Neufeld Collection Number)
Geography: Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo
Classification: Ceremonial and Performance Artifacts; Masks
Culture/Nationality: Hemba, Congolese, Central African, African
Collection: Neufeld Collection

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  • African - Refers to the cultures of the continent of Africa, which is bounded by the Atlantic Ocean, the Indian Ocean, and the Mediterranean Sea.
  • Central African - Styles and cultures from a wide region of Africa that straddles the Equator and is drained largely by the Congo River system.

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  • Owner Name: Mace Neufeld and Helen Katz Neufeld, Class of 1953
    Role: Donor
    Place: Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, US
    Ownership End Date: 12/20/1996

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  • "ÌMỌ̀ DÁRA." (Accessed May 10, 2020):

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