Mask

A work made of wood and pigment.

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  • A work made of wood and pigment.

Date:

Mid–20th century

Artist:

Possibly Bobo
Burkina Faso
Northern Africa and the Sahel

About this artwork

This mask is defined by its abstract human features, segmented approach to form, and line of bright blue color around the middle section of the helmet. Most likely the mask comes from southwest Burkina Faso, an area where several interrelated cultures coexisted for several centuries. Masks and figures with crested coiffures and contrasting colors are found in many parts of the region.
—Permanent Collection Object Description

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Arts of Africa

Culture

Bobo

Title

Mask

Origin

Burkina Faso

Date

1925–1975

Medium

Wood and pigment

Dimensions

31.8 × 25.4 × 27.3 cm (12 1/2 × 10 × 10 3/4 in.)

Credit Line

Gift of Dr. Jimmy and Mrs. Jetta Jones

Reference Number

1999.382

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