Lot: 145

95e Vente aux enchères Tribal Art

Masque calao

Burkina Faso, Nuna

Provenance Taille Prix d’appel / Prix d'Estimation
British Collection (1960s/70s) H: 73 cm Vendu

wood, pigments, plant fibre,
The hornbill ("Bucorvus abysinicus") is associated by the ethnic groups of Burkina Faso with the spirit world.

Roy, Christopher D., Land of the flying masks, München 2007, ill. 57 ff.