Carved of one piece of wood. 8" height, with exaggerated human features including bulging eyes, and pointed ears. The face pigmented with Reckitt's Blue, a commercial bleaching agent which was traded in Africa in the late 19th century. The presence of Reckitt’s Blue in African art is universally accepted as dating an object to about 1900 or before. The cloth hood made in two pieces, is native loomed with two decorative warp vacant bands and original to the mask. Well used with wear and small damages. Straight from the slaver’s culture.