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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.

Ezn. 113

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