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Bwa Mask Burkina Faso, 19th Century, Mounted on Black Enamel Stand

$12,475.00

Bwa mask, Burkina Faso, 19th century, mounted on black enamel stand.

Measures: 29″ H x 9.75″ W x 14″ D.

Burkina Faso hip mask in the form of a fish with fins delicately hand-carved out of wood and painted with clay based paints which have been smoked over fire to give an aged look. The masks are worn on the hips leg or arm during a ceremony as protective bush spirits. The fins are delicately carved with floral and geometric designs inspired by the forest.

From the estate of Maxine Pines.

Additional Information

Country of Origin:

Burkina Faso

Year:

1850

Condition:

Excellent

Width:

9.75 in.

Height:

29 in.

Depth:

14 in.

In Stock:

1

Reference:

LU79345744593

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Additional Information

Country of Origin:

Burkina Faso

Year:

1850

Condition:

Excellent

Width:

9.75 in.

Height:

29 in.

Depth:

14 in.

In Stock:

1

Reference:

LU79345744593