Maskenförmiger Anhänger

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  • R-04135
Mit weit aufgerissenen Augen starrt die Maske den Betrachter an. Auffällig sind weiterhin die... more
Object information „Maskenförmiger Anhänger“
Mit weit aufgerissenen Augen starrt die Maske den Betrachter an. Auffällig sind weiterhin die wulstigen Lippen, die scharf geschnittene Nase und die kleinen Ohren. Die 14 Zentimeter messende Maske besteht im Original aus Eisen und ist damit ein Zeugnis der hochentwickelten Gusstechnik im Königreich Benin, das auf dem Gebiet des heutigen Nigeria gelegen war. Sie wurde als Gürtelschmuck getragen. Das in Großbritannien befindliche Original wurde 1906 von der Gipsformerei abgeformt.


Material: Gipsabguss
Collection Areas: Afrika
Object Type: Schmuck
Dimensions: Height x Width: 14 x 11 cm
Historic Mould
Mould acquisition: 1906


Material: Erz
Epoch: 17. Jh.
Origin: Benin
Location: England

Notes on information

Historical Mould

The gypsum mould is the traditional impression technique of the 19th century. This artisan knowledge is maintained and passed on in the Gipsformerei. It holds thousands of gypsum moulds, some of which are almost 200 years old, and uses them for the appropriate casts.


The sizes are usually the artwork without base. Please explicitly request a final measurement for matching in your request.


For some objects you can only view images of the respective original artwork. Please note that these may to some extent differ from the state of the replicas. Many impressions are in a better condition than the originals.


The word “white” refers to gypsum with a white pigment layer. Painted replicas depict the material and the colourfulness of the original. Our artists strive to ensure the highest degree of analogy with the artwork. Slight differences from the photographies are unavoidable. Colour- and mould-related changes to the originals (e.g. through restoration or addition) cannot always be taken into account.


The plaster casts are not suitable for installation outdoors or in rooms with increased humidity. As an alternative for the outdoor use, we recommend the conditionally weather-resistant material “polymer plaster”, about which we will be pleased to advise you.

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