Antelope Mask - Mossi People, Yatenga Region, Burkina Faso
Antelope Mask - Mossi People, Yatenga Region, Burkina Faso
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Antelope Mask - Mossi People, Yatenga Region, Burkina Faso

$1,295.00
In Mossi society, the male head of a clan often owns a mask that evokes an important being or animal associated with his family's origin myth. The clan and its totemic animal are inextricably linked. Totemic masks like this one are intended to serve as direct lines of communication between their owners and the founding members of their extended family.
When the mask was danced, performers imitated the motions of the animals their masks depicted.

Height: 24 1/2" x Width: 7 1/2" Depth: 5"

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