The Hehe are well known in the history of Tanzania for their military power in the last half of the 19th century. This Hehe mask may have been danced at initiations and funerals. The mask has aggressive features of rectangular eyes and mouth baring teeth and bulbous nose.
Time Period: Early – Mid 20th c
Provenance: From a California collection
Materials: Wood, animal fur with custom base
Dimensions: 8 1/2 in. high x 6 1/2 in. wide
Condition: Mask in very good condition with some abrasions on nose and back rim
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