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A handsome African wood mask, Mossi culture

A handsome African wood mask, Mossi culture

Item Description:

A handsome African wood mask, Mossi culture, Burkina Faso, appearing to be in the form of a bird. The mask features two domed eyes with ridge running down the head and continuing onto the beak, which is slightly open. Two large horns protrude from the top of the head with alternating painted recessions. 17 ¾ x 6 ¼ in (45 x 15.7 cm). Well-preserved with custom stand. Ex New York private collection.

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