Collection

Large Animal Helmet Mask

Large Animal Helmet Mask

Bobo, Mali.
Early 20th Century,
Wood, Pigment, 32½" x 9½".

This mask is similar to many large, stylized masks found in the region in various forms such as the antelope or alligator. Due to its elongated facial shape and the flattened face of its snout, combined with the painted, vertical protrusion mimicking hair, which runs along the crest of the skull, this piece is believed to represent a form of wild pig, boar or hog. The painted geometric pattern seen across the sculpted head of the mask, face, and snout, is reminiscent of varying hair patterns of many local creatures.

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Large Animal Helmet Mask

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Bobo, Mali