A zoomorphic Dogon mask, Mali, of hollowed form, an large open mouth with small iron sticks for teeth, which gives the mask an intense appeal, beneath a large arrow-like nose framed by pierced circular eyes of different size, several holes at each cheek and around the mouth, at the forehead and the temples glass-mirrors, surmounted by an animal horn and a small zoomorphic figure which wears a cloth around the hips, pierced through at the rim for attachment; encrusted by a thick sacrifaction patina, partially eroded, old insect damages, several cracks.
Lit.: Geneviève Calame-Griaule/Francine Ndiaye/Alain Bilot: Masques Du Pays Dogon, Paris 2001; Hélène Leloup: Dogon: Weltkulturerbe Afrikas, Katalog zur Ausstellung in Bonn, Bundeskunsthalle der Bundesrepublik Deutschland,14.01.2011 – 22.01.2012, München 2011.
800 – 900,- Euro
Height: 54 cm Weight: 1.8 kg
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