About this artwork
Male animal-shaped Senufo helmet masks are contrasting complements to female face masks. These works together embody harmony between male and female roles. According to Anita Glaze, a leading scholar of Senufo arts, the central principle of “pairing for perfection” in such objects aims to promote unity, continuity, wholeness, and completion.
- Helmet Mask
- Korhogo, Département de (Object made in)
- Wood and sacrificial material
- 34 × 24 × 22 cm (13 3/8 × 9 1/2 × 8 3/4 in.)
- Gift of Anita Glaze