About this object

This ram mask would probably have been performed in masquerades that invoked nature spirits during agricultural ceremonies, or funeral rites, in order to help ensure well-being in the community and productivity of the land.

Object specifics

  • Type
    Mask
  • Culture
    Mossi
  • Artist/Maker
  • Place made
    Africa: Western Africa: Burkina Faso
  • Date made
    1968 before
  • Materials
    Wood; Pigment
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Acquisition
    Purchase from Gallery Felius, 1968
  • Collector
  • Place collected
    Africa: Western Africa
  • Date collected
    1968 before
  • Measurements
    500 mm x 380 mm; 19 11/16 in x 14 15/16 in
  • Note
    Stockbook: Mask (Mossi, Upper Volta). Gallerie Felius, 71-73 Markt, Delft, Holland.
Object view = Humanities
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