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Bird Mask, Bobo Burkina Faso

Regular price $30,250.00

Bobo People, Burkina Faso: Anthropomorphic Bird Mask, Early 20th Century. Carved wood with long beak lined with teeth, worked geometric decoration overall, painted in black and reddish-brown pigments and heightened with white. A small bird perches on the top of the mask, along with a chameleon. Remnants of a rope harness are attached to the incised holes at the back of the mask. A custom-made steel display stand makes this mask appear animated.

DIMENSIONS: 35"H x 7"W x 10"D, 35"H on stand.

PROVENANCE: Private collection.

CONDITION: Good condition. Minor abrasions, wood desiccation, pigment losses.