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Category: SKU: FXB03601


A Nunuma or Winiama buffalo mask, Burkina Faso, of hollowed oval form, an elongated snout and open mouth beneath target-shaped eyes, a raised perforated ridge running perpendicular between the eyes, atop an openwork superstructure, decorated with incised and painted lines and triangles, which represent moral lessons, around the rim pierced through for attachment; the entire mask is carved from a single piece of wood, decorated with black, white and red pigment, traces of use and age, incl. stand.

Lit.: Christopher D. Roy/Thomas G.B. Wheelock: Land of the Flying Masks. Art and Culture in Burkina Faso. The Thomas G. B. Wheelock Collection, Prestel 2007; Tiziana & Gianni Baldizzone: Die Regenmacher. Maskenzauber und Stammesriten, Paris 2020; Till Förster: Skulptur in Westafrika. Masken und Figuren aus Burkina Faso. Sammlung “Burkina Faso” aus dem Morat-Institut für Kunst und Kunstwissenschaft, Freiburg im Breisgau, Bremen 1995.

600 – 800,- Euro

Height: 85 cm
Weight: 2.5 kg

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Weight 2.5 kg