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Dramatic Museum realia, 1700-1966

Series II: Masks

This collection now contains 128 masks, mask molds, wigs, and plaster mask reproductions. The oldest mask in the collection is an 18th century Javanese dance mask. A gift from Prof. and Mrs. Samuel Eilenberg in 1963, the mask is also the most recent acquisition. The newest masks in the collection were made in 1955 for an American production of Lysistrata. The collection includes items from Japan, Italy, Java, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Papua New Guinea, Mexico, Ivory Coast, Sierra Leone, India, and the United States. It is particularly abundant in Japanese, Mexican, and American masks.

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Subseries II.1: Africa


M18 Accession



Box 62 African mask



Box 118 Chokwe mask of Mwana Po (beautiful girl)


M22 Accession



Box 124 African mask


M23 Accession



Box 125 African mask


Subseries II.2: Congo


M10 Accession



Box 66 Mashamboy ceremonial mask (mwash a mbooy)


Subseries II.3: Gabon


M21 Accession



Box 120 Kota ceremonial mask from Ogowe River


M90 Accession



Box 63 Modern cast of Bakota funerary mask



Box 183 Modern cast of Mponge or Balumbo ceremonial mask



Box 181 Modern cast of Mponge or Balumbo ceremonial mask


Subseries II.3: Guatemala


M20 Accession



Box 122 Carnival mask, 1800-1899


Subseries II.4: Indonesia


M3 Accession



Box 103 Javanese dance mask (male)



Box 100 Javanese dance mask (male)



Box 101 Javanese dance mask (male)



Box 104 Javanese dance mask (male)



Box 102 Javanese dance mask (male)


M26 Accession



Box 165 Javanese dance mask (male), 1750-1799


Subseries II.5: Italy


M2 Accession



Box 98 Female mask (possibly a saint), circa 1800



Box 99 Male mask (possibly a saint), circa 1800


Subseries II.6: Ivory Coast


M18 Accession



Box 117 Dan mask of forest demon


M21 Accession



Box 123 Ceremonial mask


M90 Accession



Box 169 Modern cast of Guro ceremonial mask



Box 167 Modern cast of Guro ceremonial mask (Ram)



Box 170 Modern cast of Guro ceremonial mask



Box 166 Modern cast of Baule ceremonial mask (Hyena)



Box 175 Modern cast of Guro ceremonial mask



Box 176 Modern cast of Dan ceremonial mask of Poro Secret Society



Box 177 Modern cast of Baule ceremonial mask (possibly a god)



Box 179 Modern cast of Guro ceremonial mask


Box 179 Modern cast of Baule ceremonial mask (Kakagye or Kuamnanbo)



Box 180 Modern cast of Baule ceremonial Mask (possibly Nyamye)


Subseries II.7: Japan


M1 Accession



Box 67 Noh mask



Box 68 Noh mask of adult male (possibly a warrior)



Box 69 Noh mask of adult male (possibly a warrior)



Box 70 Noh mask of adult male (possibly a warrior or demon)



Box 71 Noh mask of adult male (possibly a warrior or bandit)



Box 72 Noh mask of young male



Box 73 Noh mask of a demon



Box 74 Noh mask of a demon



Box 75 Noh mask of mad male (possibly Kantan Otoko)



Box 76 Noh mask



Box 77 Noh mask of old male (Maijo)



Box 78 Noh mask of old male (possibly Kojijo)



Box 79 Noh mask of old male (Okina)



Box 80 Noh mask of old male (possibly Okina)



Box 81 Noh mask of old male (Kojijo type)



Box 82 Noh mask of adult male (Otobide)



Box 83 Noh mask of a demon (Kumasaka)



Box 84 Noh mask of a demon



Box 85 Noh mask of a demon (possibly Shishiguchi)



Box 86 Noh mask of god



Box 65 Kyogen mask of adult female (Oto)



Box 87 Kyogen mask of adult female (Oto)



Box 88 Kyogen mask of adult female (possibly Oto)



Box 65 Kyogen mask of adult male



Box 89 Kyogen mask of old male (possibly Noborihige)



Box 90 Kyogen mask of adult male (possibly Enmei-Kwaia)



Box 91 Kyogen mask of young female



Box 92 Kyogen mask of a demon (Buaku)



Box 93 Bugaku mask of a demon



Box 94 God or Demon mask



Box 95 Young female mask



Box 96 Demon mask



Box 97 Demon mask


M7 Accession



Box 105 Noh mask of adult male (Hakuryo, the fisherman in "Hagoromo")


M11 Accession



Box 112 Gigaku mask of sacred bird (Karura)


Subseries II.9: Liberia


M90 Accession



Box 178 Modern cast of ceremonial mask of Poro Secret Society


Subseries II.10: Mexico


M12 Accession



Box 114 Carnival mask, modern



Box 113 Carnival mask, modern


Box 113 Carnival mask, modern


M13 Accession



Box 119 Carnival mask (miniature or for a child), modern


M14 Accession



Box 64 Carnival mask, modern


Box 64 Carnival mask, modern


M20 Accession



Box 121 Carnival mask


M24 Accession



Box 126 Carnival mask mold, 1800-1899



Box 127 Carnival mask mold, 1800-1899



Box 128 Carnival mask mold, 1800-1899



Box 129 Carnival mask mold, 1800-1899



Box 130 Carnival mask mold, 1800-1899



Box 131 Carnival mask mold, 1800-1899



Box 132 Carnival mask mold, 1800-1899



Box 133 Carnival mask mold, 1800-1899



Box 134 Carnival mask mold, 1800-1899



Box 135 Carnival mask mold, 1800-1899



Box 136 Carnival mask mold, 1800-1899



Box 138 Carnival mask mold, 1800-1899



Box 137 Carnival mask mold, 1800-1899



Box 139 Carnival mask mold, 1800-1899



Box 140 Carnival mask mold, 1800-1899



Box 141 Carnival mask mold, 1800-1899



Box 142 Carnival mask mold, 1800-1899



Box 143 Carnival mask mold, 1800-1899



Box 144 Carnival mask mold, 1800-1899



Box 146 Carnival mask mold, 1800-1899



Box 145 Carnival mask mold, 1800-1899



Box 147 Carnival mask mold, 1800-1899



Box 148 Carnival mask mold, 1800-1899



Box 149 Carnival mask mold, 1800-1899



Box 150 Carnival mask mold, 1800-1899



Box 151 Carnival mask mold, 1800-1899



Box 152 Carnival mask mold, 1800-1899



Box 154 Carnival mask mold, 1800-1899



Box 153 Carnival mask mold, 1800-1899



Box 155 Carnival mask mold, 1800-1899



Box 156 Carnival mask mold, 1800-1899



Box 157 Carnival mask mold, 1800-1899



Box 158 Carnival mask mold, 1800-1899



Box 160 Carnival mask mold, 1800-1899



Box 159 Carnival mask mold, 1800-1899



Box 161 Carnival mask mold, 1800-1899



Box 162 Carnival mask mold, 1800-1899



Box 163 Carnival mask mold, 1800-1899



Box 164 Carnival mask mold, 1800-1899


M90 Accession



Box 173 Modern cast of ceremonial mask from Teotihuacan, ca. 700 CE


Box 173 Modern cast of ceremonial mask from Teotihuacan, ca. 700 CE


Subseries II.11: New Guinea (Sepik River)


M90 Accession



Box 168 Modern cast of Ceremonial mask


Subseries II.12: Nigeria


M90 Accession



Box 182 Modern cast of Benin pendant mask


Subseries II.13: North America


M15 Accession



Box 115 Northwest American Indian ceremonial mask


M16 Accession



Box 116 Northwest American Indian ceremonial mask


M90 Accession



Box 171 Modern cast of Inuit ceremonial mask



Box 174 Modern cast of dance mask from the Northwest


Box 174 Modern cast of Inuit ceremonial mask


Subseries II.14: Sri Lanka


M4 Accession



Box 184 Shaman's mask


Subseries II.15: Thailand


M5 Accession



Box 107 Theatrical mask



Box 108 Theatrical mask



Box 109 Theatrical mask



Box 110 Theatrical mask



Box 111 Theatrical mask


Subseries II.16: United States


M90 Accession



Box 172 Modern cast of North American Indian ceremonial dance mask from Florida


Subseries II.17: Zaire


M8 Accession



Box 106 Ceremonial mask, helmet mask