A Mossi helmet mask in shape of a serpent, Burkina Faso, region of Kaya; white and blackened pigments, attachment holes for the raffia costume at the rim.
From all animal helmet masks the Mossi – most of them are birds, chameleons and antelopes – the shape of the serpent seems to be extremely rare.
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, p. 402.
500 – 600,- Euro
Length: 77 cm
Weight: 1,1 kg