Baga Anok Mask (Bird Mask and Stand); African, Baga peoples, Guinea; probably 20...


The Phillips Museum of Art, Franklin & Marshall College


Baga Anok Mask (Bird Mask and Stand)

About this object

Anok Figure (Bird Mask and Stand) (African, Baga peoples, Guinea) Wood and Polychrome. This zoomorphic mask features a long and pointed bird beak, incised carvings, and a carved human face. There are also triangular shaped holes at the base of the head. There is a stand that this mask sits upon for display. The Baga use the Anok mask during harvest time and or funerals.


African, Baga peoples, Guinea

Date Made

probably 20th century

Medium and Materials



37 ½ x 20 x 3 inches

Credit Line

Gift of Robert A. Uchin, D.D.S.

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