Nuna/Gurunsi Mask
Lot 2082
Nuna/Gurunsi Mask, Burkina Faso
Sold for US$ 4,270 inc. premium
Lot Details
Nuna/Gurunsi Mask, Burkina Faso
height 13in (33cm)
with woven fiber cordage attached, representing a stylized animal face, the forehead like a visor carved overhanging the flat face and short nose projected in high relief, the expressive face marked by round eyes with large concentric circles and triangular pierced mouth, the geometric form accented with patterns in colorful red and white pigments enhancing the thick shade of dark crusty patina.

Private Collection, California

  1. Fredric Backlar
    Specialist - African, Oceanic and Pre-Columbian Art
    7601 W. Sunset Boulevard
    Los Angeles, 90046
    United States
    Work +1 323 436 5416
    FaxFax: +1 323 850 5843