A Bobo zoomorphic helmet mask, region Bobodioulasso, Burkina Faso, of hollowed form and large proportions, an elongated snout and open mouth with the tongue beneath, pierced and bulging rectangular-shaped eyes, a raised ridge running perpendicular between the horns, at the top of the helmet emerge spiraling horns, framed by two large animal ears, the front of the mask decorated with incised checkerboard patterns, around the rim pierced through for attachment; traces of white kaolin, encrusted patina, showing age and ritual use, several cracks and authentic old repairs on the right side at the back of the mask, 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.
600 – 700,- Euro
Height: 83 cm
Weight: 8 kg (incl. stand).