Bwa, Burkina Faso. Wood. Pigments. Fibers. Height: 21"
This cephalomorphic mask with its superstructure projects a watchful but mysterious look. The superstructure (believed to represent an animal's horn) was supposed to add power and fecundity to the mask.
It presents a weathered and crustaceous feel, with fiber remnants.
Was supposed to have been used for initiation and agricultural rites.