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West Africa, Burkina Faso, Bozo peoples, ca. early to mid 20th century CE. A fantastic piece, a helmet mask hand-carved from wood depicting an antelope's head with huge, curved horns, carved to have distinctive serrated edges. The head is brightly painted with a deep red pigment. The eyes, nose, and mouth are black-outlined with white interiors, and the perky, large ears also have white interiors. The base of the helmet, meanwhile, is unpainted - perhaps it was meant to be covered with a cloth or raffia, as holes drilled through it attest to attachments that have since been lost. Size: 8.4" W x 25.75" H (21.3 cm x 65.4 cm)

Provenance: ex Adeon Gallery, Chicago, Illinois, USA, acquired prior to 1970

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#130588

Condition

Inactive insect damage to back of mask. Pigment has craquelure on surface and clear wear. Small nicks and chips from surface, especially on the ears and tips of the horns.

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$250.00

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20th C. African Bozo Painted Wood Mask of an Antelope

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