Mossi Antelope Headdress
Lot 119
Bobo Antelope Headdress, Burkina Faso
Sold for US$ 13,750 inc. premium
Auction Details
Lot Details
Bobo Antelope Headdress, Burkina Faso
height 9 7/8in (25.2cm)
Wood, black and white pigment

F.-H Lem, Paris
Helena Rubinstein Collection
Parke-Bernet Galleries, New York, 1966, lot 92
Private Collection, New York

Elisofan & Fagg, The Sculpture of Africa, 1958, op. cit., p. 53, illustrated (as Mossi)

"This class of small painted antelope headdresses probably belong to the Bobo, or possibly the Gurunsi, though they are sometimes given to the Mossi. They are used in agrarian rites." (Elisofan & Fagg, 1958)
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