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Mask for Cosmesi

Italian, Milan
20th century
Designed by Alessandro Mendini (Italian, born in 1931), Manufactured by Studio Alchimia (Italian, established in 1976)

Object Place: Europe, Milan, Italy

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Medium or Technique

Enameled steel

Not On View


Contemporary Art, Europe



Wire head band with two elongated gray trangles at ends (by ears) pointing forward. Wire at right angles following contour of head extends straight outward at back with conical metal weight at end. At front extending from wire, long gray “beak.”

Credit Line

William Francis Warden Fund, made possible by the generous assistance of John Axelrod