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. This this example probably draws imagery from a number of wild animals.

Object specifics

  • Type
  • Culture
  • Artist/Maker
  • Place made
    Africa: Western Africa: Burkina Faso; Africa: Western Africa: Mali
  • Date made
    1966 before
  • Materials
    Pigment; Wood
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Acquisition
    Purchased From Gallery 43, 1966
  • Collector
    Philip Goldman
  • Place collected
  • Date collected
    1966 before
  • Measurements
    557 mm x 212 mm x 158 mm
  • 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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