Miniature Mwisi Gwa So'o's (Chimpanzee-Human Mask)
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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
This object has the following keywords:
- 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.
Owner Name: Mace Neufeld and Helen Katz Neufeld, Class of 1953
Place: Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, US
Ownership End Date: 12/20/1996
The following Related Bibliography exist for this object:
- "ÌMỌ̀ DÁRA." (Accessed May 10, 2020): Imodara.com. https://www.imodara.com/discover/dr-congo-hemba-soo-chimpanzee-human-mask/.
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