Carved mask in the form of a human face, covered in grey/black pigment made from soot mixed with water, with a red mouth, coloured with pigment made from earth mixed with water. Spots and stripes decorate the sides of the 'face'. The mask is ritual property of the Ndobe men's 'association lodge', commissioned by an agent.

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