Bamana Hyena Mask for the Kore Society, Mali
height 16 3/4in (42.5cm)
The hollowed mask is pierced through the rim in three places for fiber cord attachment, as well as through the elongated snout and squared eyes. The long planar nose rises to a domed head with diminutive pointed ears and top knob; fine dark-brown patina with wear indicative of age and use.
African, Oceanic and Pre-Columbian Art
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