Wan-Noraogo rooster mask - Mossi People, Burkina Faso CGM15
Wan-Noraogo rooster mask - Mossi People, Burkina Faso CGM15
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Wan-Noraogo rooster mask - Mossi People, Burkina Faso CGM15

$2,400.00
The animal, in this case a rooster, which is the totem of a Mossi clan is inseperable from the souls of the living clan members (Sigha) and from the souls of the clan's ancestors (Kyma).
Made from wood, pigment and kaolin from the Ouagadougou style region. When a member of a clan addesses his Sigha he is addressing both the animal-totem and the souls of his ancestors.
The "Ouango" or dance masks usually represent the head of an animal in this style area. They are worn slanting on the forehead.
Most are not provided with eyeholes, but are abstract representations of animals.

Ex. Eugene Netzer, Ex. Scott Rodolitz, Ex. Christopher and Genevieve McConnell collection.
Note, on the inside of the mask there is a number inscribed M513 which may be indicative of Mebel inventory collection number.

Length: 26
Width: 5
Height: 8

Stand is not included.

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