A zoomorphic Ko/Kô mask


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A zoomorphic Ko/Kô mask, region of Pâ/Houndé, Burkina Faso, of hollowed form and large proportions, an elongated beak, pierced almond eyes which are bordered all around, a raised ridge running perpendicular between the eyes, atop a tall superstructure with planks of different forms, the mask carved in low relief with geometric motifs and decorated with black, white, and red pigment, around the rim pierced through for attachment; the entire mask is carved from a single piece of wood, fine encrusted patina, traces of use and age, incl. stand.

Lit.: Christopher D. Roy/Thomas G.B. Wheelock: Land of the Flying Masks. Art and Culture in Burkina Faso. The Thomas G. B. Wheelock Collection, München 2007; Christopher D. Roy: Signs and Symbols in African Art: Graphic Patterns in Burkina Faso, University of Iowa; Tiziana & Gianni Baldizzone: Die Regenmacher. Maskenzauber und Stammesriten, Paris 2020; Till Förster: Skulptur in Westafrika. Masken und Figuren aus Burkina Faso. Sammlung “Burkina Faso” aus dem Morat-Institut für Kunst und Kunstwissenschaft, Freiburg im Breisgau, Bremen 1995.

900 – 1.200,- Euro

Height: 92 cm
Weight: 2,6 kg (incl. stand).

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Weight 2.6 kg