Mask - Wood, pigments - Bobo - Burkina Faso

Description
Mask - Wood, pigments - Bobo - Burkina Faso
2nd half 20th century - Good

Elephant mask of the Bobo ethnic group in polychrome carved wood, used in agricultural rites.

Polychrome in white, black and red, forming geometric drawings, with a beautiful patina of use.

It represents an elephant, one of the primordial animals for most peoples of West Africa. It's a symbol of wisdom.

Lot details
Object
Mask
Ethnic group/ culture
Bobo
Region/ country
Burkina Faso
Material
pigments, Wood
Period
2nd half 20th century
Condition
Good
Sold with stand
No
Dimensions
51×22×19 cm
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