Fine Bwa Mask, Burkina Faso
Wood, feathers, ritual patination
height 18in (45.7cm)
George Chemeche, New York, NY
Of deeply hollowed form and pierced around the edges for attachment; a flat, crescent-form element arching from the top of the head and extending over the front of the face with enlarged eyes of concentric linear design, the open mouth with extending, trapezoidal lips above a cylindrical element protruding from the chin; fine dark-brown encrusted patina.