Walu Antelope Mask card

Walu Antelope Mask

1966.218.1

Currently not on display

The Dogon have a very rich culture of masquerade and make more than 75 different types of mask. This is an example of the Walu type mask, which features in masquerade performances held during festivals intended to ensure a good harvest. The masquerade evokes stories involving mythical antelope Amma.