Bobo Horse Mask, Mali
Wood, pigment, fiber
height 9 1/2in (24.2cm)
Alfred L. Scheinberg, New York
Private Collection, New York, acquired from the above in 1982
This deeply hollowed mask has its original fiber weaving attached to the rim. The open mouth reveals two rows of squared teeth, accented by kaolin. The ears project upwards and the face is highlighted by deeply carved geometric designs enhanced with white, red and black pigments; fine aged and encrusted surface overall.