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    Bobo (Burkina Faso)
    Mask with Crescent shape
    Wood, pigment, abrus seeds, fiber
    Height: 15 inches Width: 5 ¾ inches Depth: 8 7/8 inches

    This is a mask of hemispherical shape, with a large crescent-shaped, flat vertical extension bisecting the face. The eyes, beside this blade-like feature, are surrounded with red abrus seeds. Black, white, and red pigmented geometric decorations have become muted with time and use. The exact meaning and functions of this mask are not known.

    There is some pigment abrasion and some seed loss.

    Provenance: H. Bruce Greene II and family, Naples, Florida



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    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    June, 2007
    7th Thursday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 2
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
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