A Faso Karanga mask from the Mossi, close to the border with Dogon.
PROVENANCE: -Private Belgian collection, early 70 's.
HEIGHT: H = 90 cm
A quite enigmatic mask.
The mask presented here has a hollowed domed face surmounted by a pair of tall, elegantly curved and slender parallel planks, each decorated with a raised triangular pattern and joined at the top and bottom, becoming a crest between the triangular-shaped, mysterious hollowed eyes; pierced around the edges in back for attachment;
On the back a part of the rim is damaged eaten by insects ( see images) . Some brown and red color pigment remains.
Despite it's weathered aspect I believe this mask was probably made for decoration. Can be attached on the Wall.
- Indigenous object name
- Faso Karanga
- Ethnic group/ culture
- Region/ country
- Mid 20th century
- Sold with stand
- 90×19×16 cm