Bobo Antelope Headdress, Burkina Faso

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Lot 119
Bobo Antelope Headdress, Burkina Faso

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

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

Literature:
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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