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African Cowrie Shell Basket and Iroquois Corn Husk Mask

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Materials Shell, Grass, Fabric, Corn Husks
Maker Unknown
Date Late 20th Century
Origin Nigeria, North America, Africa, Ivory Coast
Number of Items 2


- corn husk mask: no apparent conditions to note; basket: moderate thinning and fraying of fabric along the rim; moderate loss of fabric along the rim; slight fraying of fabric at the base; moderate staining of fabric on the base; moderate amount of grime on the cowrie shells; moderate loss of basket and instability of remaining basket at the base; small amount of dust and grime along the interior walls of the basket.


9.0" W x 7.0" H x 9.0" D

- measurements are of the basket; mask is 10.5" W x 3" H x 10.5" D

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