Fencing mask worn by Ibtihaj Muhammad during the 2016 Rio Olympic Games

Description (Brief):

Fencing mask worn by Ibtihaj Muhammad during the 2016 Rio Olympic Games has a metal mesh face piece painted with an image of the American flag and lined in red. Muhammad is an American saber fencer and is the first Muslim- American woman to wear a hajib while competing for the United States in Olympic competition. USA Fencing won the bronze medal in the team competition earning Muhammad the distinction of becoming the first female Muslim-American athlete to earn a medal at the Olympics.

Date Made: 2016

User: Muhammad, Ibtihaj

Name Of Sport: FencingLevel Of Sport: AmateurOlympicsWeb Subject: Women

Subject:

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Exhibition: Entertainment Nation

Exhibition Location: National Museum of American History

Credit Line: Gift of Ibtihaj Muhammad

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 2016.0350.03Accession Number: 2016.0350Catalog Number: 2016.0350.03

Object Name: fencing maskfencing mask, summer olympics

Physical Description: metal (overall material)plastic (overall material)fabric, cotton (overall material)fabric, metal (overall material)fabric, polyester (overall material)Measurements: overall: 15 in x 9 in x 9 1/2 in; 38.1 cm x 22.86 cm x 24.13 cm

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746b2-a9b7-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_1823419

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