Mask antelope Bobo

2021 year
Materials: wood, teeth, paint
Techniques: carving, painting, aging
Dimensions: 85x23x27 cm

Author’s copy of the mask of the Bobo people from Burkina Faso and Mali. The original is at the Under the Bo Gallery in Thailand. Dated mid-20th century. The mask called nyanga (escort mask) represents the Roan antelope (Hippotragus koba).
Such masks are used in various rituals to accompany others heroes in sacred masks.