About this object

Bobo masks tend to dramatize natural forces of the wild and so take the forms of various bush animals. They are performed in masquerades that invoke or harness natural forces in order to effect beneficial changes in the community.

Object specifics

  • Type
    Mask
  • Culture
    Bobo
  • Artist/Maker
  • Place made
    Africa: Western Africa: Burkina Faso
  • Date made
    1966 before
  • Materials
    Wood; Pigment
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Acquisition
    Purchase from Gallery 43, 1966
  • Collector
    Philip Goldman
  • Place collected
    Africa: Western Africa
  • Date collected
    1966 before
  • Measurements
    790 mm x 200 mm x 250 mm; 31 1/8 in x 7 7/8 in x 9 13/16 in
  • Note
    STOCKBOOK: Mask (Bobo). Purchased from Gallery 43, 43 George Street, London, W.1. in 1966 by Richard Hutchings, Keeper of Ethnography, with War Damage Fund.
  • Related people
    Philip Goldman ( Collector)
Object view = Humanities
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