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wood, polychrome painted, cracks, place of original repair, slightly stained
Plank masks are the major artistic expression of the southern Bwa.
They are signbords or tablets on which the graphic patterns communicate the ethical and moral values of the community. These are religious laws that the people of the community must observe if they are to receive the blessings of God.
H: 107 cm, H: 42,1 inch
French Private Collection
Lit.: Roy, Christopher D., Land of the flying masks, München 2007, ill. 140
Continent: Africa


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