A Senufo helmet mask, from the Nafoun region, village N'di, of domed form with raised curved top, zoomorphic finely shaped ears, two seated female figures on top flanking a male person standing in the middle of the hood with outstretched arms, the helmet mask is decorated with cowrie shells and perforated at the rims for attachments; at the front a fabric inlay, brown to reddish patina, decorated with white, green, yellow and red dots, signs of age and ritual use, several cracks, collected by Mohanmed Belo Garba, Korhogo.
Lit.: Kat. Ausst. Die Kunst der Senufo: Elfenbeinküste. Mit einem Beitrag von Till Förster, Staatliche Museen der Preußischer Kulturbesitz, Museum für Völkerkunde Berlin, 16.11.1990 - 24.2.1991, Berlin 1990; Die Kunst der Senufo, Museum Rietberg Zürich, aus Schweizer Sammlung, Zürich 1988; Susan Elizabeth Gagliardi: Senufo unbound. Dynamics of art and identity in West Africa, Cleveland 2015.
600 - 700,- Euro
Height: 39 cm Weight: 1.7 kg
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