Bwa, Burkina Faso

Height : 44 cm    Age : mid. 20 century, or elder

Materials :
wood, pigments

This mask depicts the spirit of hombo. The face represents a catfish, the crest protruding from the forehead symbolizes at the same time a rooster, an ax and a chameleon. Each of these motifs carries a number of important hidden meanings.

Provenience :
german collection

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