African Mask Mossi Bobo Crest Mask Burkin Faso

$1,200.00

This is a Vintage African Mossi/Bobo Crested Bird Mask from Burkina Faso. The imagery found in masks of the Bobo, Bwa, Kurumba, Mossi, and others living in Burkina Faso commonly combine the stylized features of humans and animals. Bold geometric shapes enliven the surfaces of these relatively abstract forms. This monumental mask is composed of an oval-shaped face surmounted by a distinctive vertical superstructure. It is shaped as a flat, narrow rectangle with geometric openwork and incised designs. Two rows of triangular nubs bisect the concave face, which has cut-out eyes. The face’s side panels are adorned with three vertical rows of small triangles.
Mossi masks, so central to a family's founding as well as to its more recent past, present, and future, also play a prominent role in assuring a smooth transition to the afterlife. During the burial of any male or female clan elder, masks escort the body to the grave and ensure that all burial procedures are properly followed. At the conclusion of the rites, the spirits' union with clan ancestors is joyfully celebrated with dances in which performers imitate the motions of the animals their masks depict. A fabulous mask to add to your home or collection.

Shows age and discoloration, but in good condition.

46 Inches Tall on Stand
40 Inches Tall
8.5 Inches Wide Face
12 Inches Deep Face
15 Inches Wide Horns

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