About this object

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.

Object specifics

  • Type
    Mask
  • Culture
    Dogon
  • Artist/Maker
  • Place made
    Africa: Western Africa: Mali
  • Date made
    1966 before
  • Materials
    Metal; Pigment; Wood
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Acquisition
    Purchased From Gallery 43, 1966
  • Collector
    Philip Goldman
  • Place collected
  • Date collected
    1966 before
  • Measurements
    615 mm x 175 mm x 153 mm
  • Note
    Stockbook: Mask (Dogon). 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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