About this object

Bobo masks are performed in masquerades that invoke natural forces in order to effect beneficial changes in the community. They take the forms of various bush animals, like this example, which may be modelled on a buffalo.

Object specifics

  • Type
    Mask
  • Culture
    Bobo
  • Artist/Maker
  • Place made
    Africa: Western Africa: Burkina Faso
  • Date made
    1968 before
  • Materials
    Pigment; Wood
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Acquisition
    Purchased From M. L. J. Lemaire, 1968
  • Collector
  • Place collected
    Africa: Western Africa: Burkina Faso
  • Date collected
    1968 before
  • Measurements
    450 mm x 270 mm x 220 mm
  • Note
    Stockbook: 3. Mask (Bobo). M. L. J. Lemaire, Prinsengracht 841, Amsterdam C., Netherlands.
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