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Bwa Mask

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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