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

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

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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.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
fencing mask
date made
2016
user
Muhammad, Ibtihaj
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
ID Number
2016.0350.03
accession number
2016.0350
catalog number
2016.0350.03
Credit Line
Gift of Ibtihaj Muhammad
subject
Fencing
Amateur
Olympics
Women
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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