Lot 61: An unusual Burkina Bay mask, probably Mossi

People: Probably Mossi
Burkina Faso
30 ½"
Of highly cubistic form, the mask with rounded front, pierced about the perimeter for attachments of costume, and with an avian face crudely carved onto its surface; behind it, a circular device with three rising planks; possibly depicting a bird in flight. Encrusted variegated patina, on a custom base.

Ex. NY Private Collection


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