Lot 65: Two Burkinabe masks

People: Nunuma or Bwa
Burkina Faso
H: 34", 15"
The first in the form of a long-billed bird, with plank like crest atop head and a downward pointing hook in the center. The surface covered in typical geometric motifs and colored in red, white, and black. The second, possibly a rabbit mask, with forward pointing ears, fin-like nose, and large concentric eyes above a snout-like mouth. Handle at bottom and pierced for attachment of costume. Variegated encrusted patina. Each on a custom base.

For the first: A New York Private Collection; For the second, Emerson Woelfer, CA

Price Realized: $250

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