Nwenka mask - Bobo People (or Bolon), western Burkina Faso - JK2 - Sold
Nwenka mask - Bobo People (or Bolon), western Burkina Faso - JK2 - Sold
Nwenka mask - Bobo People (or Bolon), western Burkina Faso - JK2 - Sold 1
Nwenka mask - Bobo People (or Bolon), western Burkina Faso - JK2 - Sold 2
Nwenka mask - Bobo People (or Bolon), western Burkina Faso - JK2 - Sold 3
Nwenka mask - Bobo People (or Bolon), western Burkina Faso - JK2 - Sold 4
Nwenka mask - Bobo People (or Bolon), western Burkina Faso - JK2 - Sold 5
Nwenka mask - Bobo People (or Bolon), western Burkina Faso - JK2 - Sold 6
Nwenka mask - Bobo People (or Bolon), western Burkina Faso - JK2 - Sold 7
Nwenka mask - Bobo People (or Bolon), western Burkina Faso - JK2 - Sold 8
Nwenka mask - Bobo People (or Bolon), western Burkina Faso - JK2 - Sold 9
Nwenka mask - Bobo People (or Bolon), western Burkina Faso - JK2 - Sold 10
Nwenka mask - Bobo People (or Bolon), western Burkina Faso - JK2 - Sold 11
Nwenka mask - Bobo People (or Bolon), western Burkina Faso - JK2 - Sold 12
Nwenka mask - Bobo People (or Bolon), western Burkina Faso - JK2 - Sold 13
Nwenka mask - Bobo People (or Bolon), western Burkina Faso - JK2 - Sold 14
Nwenka mask - Bobo People (or Bolon), western Burkina Faso - JK2 - Sold 15

Nwenka mask - Bobo People (or Bolon), western Burkina Faso - JK2 - Sold

According to all the scholars and books, these sacred masks do not represent any living, tangible being, either human or animal (although it seems very birdlike to us). They rather recall the spirit of an animal. As a result, these masks are abstract and stylized. These are the most ancient and sacred of the wooden masks used in the religious cults.

Height of mask: 62" x Width: 22 1/2" x Depth: 9 1/2".
Height on stand is 73 1/2"
The owner of the collection this piece comes from is downsizing, and as such is wanting us to help find good homes, and quickly, and as such we have priced it to sell.

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