A striking ensemble of wood, pigment, rope, metal studs and horn define the amazing detail and vintage beauty of this large Bobo bull mask from Burkina Faso, Africa. These masks symbolize animals or spirits and are worn during ceremonies associated with new crops, initiations and funerals. Among the Bobo, the sacredness of the mask derives from the fact that the divinity is considered to be present in the mask and, through it to be acting. The wearer is depersonalized to the advantage of the mask that he animates. To be a “mask”, man had to erase himself, that is to say, cease to be himself, shed his individuality. The Bobo also cast bronze pendants and statues.
Measurements: 13" H x 17" W x 13" D.
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