Mask - Wood - Dogon - Mali

Description
Mask - Wood - Dogon - Mali
1st half 20th century - Excellent

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.

Lot details
Object
Mask
Ethnic group/ culture
Dogon
Region/ country
Mali
Material
Wood
Period
1st half 20th century
Condition
Excellent
Sold with stand
No
Dimensions
28×20×21 cm
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