Dogon masks are among the most abstract artefacts in Africa.
They belonged to members of the "Awa" - Society and referred to benefit characteristics of certain animals.
In our case, according to the previous owner, it would be the representation of a "Lion".
Ex. Collection. Borst Immendorf , Kassel/Germany.
Ex. Private collection. Brussels/Belgique.
Wood, very hard, type of wood.
Black - brown oily patina.
Insect damage all over the interior and exterior.
European restoration of the crack at the top back.
Quite a bit broken off wood fragments to the edge at the back of the mask.
All around the edge holes for head covering.
Two larger holes left and right side (for the bite stick).
Dry, not patinated inside.
Wonderful example of Dogon art.
Shipment with track & trace.
- Ethnic group/ culture
- Region/ country
- 1st half 20th century
- Sold with stand
- 28×20×21 cm