Ram Mask - Bobo People, Burkina Faso
Title: Ram Mask
Material: Wood and pigment
Country: Burkina Faso, West Africa
Description: This is a traditional Bobo helmet mask.
The Bobo use masks in three major contexts: they
appear at harvest time, but their key function is
participation in male initiation. A secondary function
is the burial and funeral rites of the elder priests.
Dimensions: 13" height x 10 width x 13" depth
Dimensions including custom-made metal stand: 19" height