The Luvale mask represents a young beautiful female that is danced at the completion of initiation ceremonies. The mask imparts female fertility to the spectators. It displays a naturalistic pear shaped face with a rich patina, carved teeth in open mouth, slit eyes and narrow, aquiline nose.
Time Period: Early 20th c
Provenance: From an Ohio collection
Materials: Wood with reddish-brown patina
Dimensions: 8 in. high x 5 1/2 in. wide
Condition: Mask appears in excellent condition with small chip to back rim upper right
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