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MS-115-004: Janus Head Mask

 Item — display_case: Third Floor Odum
Collection number: MS-115-004
Janus Head Mask (Face One)
Janus Head Mask (Face Two)
Janus Head Mask (Profile One)
Janus Head Mask (Profile Two)
Janus Head Mask (Top)
Janus Head Mask (Drawing, Front)
Janus Head Mask (Drawing, Sides)

Scope and Contents

Description: Mask/sculpture: Janus head figure. Media: Carved wood and cowry shell. Size: 11 3/4" x 10 3/4" x 9 1/2". Surface: Mold-like substance (eye area of unbroken face), significant wear throughout; remnants of pigment around features, pink accretion on most of unbroken face. Stability: Cracking, including many radial cracks from top, longest toward broken face, two and three quarters inches from edge between faces, six and three eights by three quarters inches at widest, unbroken face at note, two inches, loss from cheek to chin, three and a half inches by one and a quarter inches at widest. Infestation: Cobwebs and accretion inside, pinholes throughout, some areas collapsed, substantial loss to one face, apparently from infestation.


  • Acquired: 2011-08-26

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.


From the Collection: 34.00 artifact


From the Collection: English