A rare Mossi funeral mask

700.00

In stock

Category: SKU: FSA03849

Description

A rare Mossi funeral mask, Burkina Faso, region Wayiguiya, village Yako, used during dance ceremoinies, the well known base of this facemask is surmounted with a v-shaped panel, pierced through by an oval hole beneath an egg-like head with a slightly open beak, the tapering “wings” on each side of the panel seem to symbolyze the eternity, which is the theme of every animistic funeral ceremony of the Mossi; signs of age and longlasting ritual use.

900 – 1.200,- Euro

Height: 121 cm
Weight: 3,7 kg

Additional information

Weight 3.7 kg