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Mask - Wood - Mossi - Burkina Faso

Lot reference 25644721
Mask - Wood - Mossi - Burkina Faso

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1st half 20th century - In poor condition with signs of heavy wear & tear or damaged parts

Object: Mask (More lots)
Ethnic group/ culture: Mossi
Region/ country: Burkina Faso
Material: Wood
Period: 1st half 20th century
Condition: In poor condition with signs of heavy wear & tear or damaged parts
Sold with stand: Yes
Dimensions: 80×15×40 cm

I quite big Mossi mask with heavy signs of usage that probably danced a lot for funerals.
See the Mossi dances here: https://vimeo.com/124460363

PROVENANCE: Jan Van Camp, private collector Antwerp.
Galerie Dayak, Gustav Bulkens in the 1980's.

ORIGIN: Mossi, Burkina Faso.

HEIGHT: 80 cm . A metal stand is included in your package.

According to tradition, the Mossi comes from the marriage of a Mamprusi princess and Mandé hunter.

Yennenga was a warrior princess, daughter of a Mamprusi king in upper east Ghana. While exploring her kingdom on horseback, she lost her way and was rescued by Rialé, a solitary Mandé hunter. They got married and gave birth to the first authentic Mossi, Ouedraogo, who is recognised as the father of Mossi people.

The Mossi are directly descended from the Mamprusi people and similarly live in upper east Ghana with a capital of Bawku/Nalerigu. These legendary origins apply only to the Nakomse, or the ruling class.

CONDITION: In bad condition, the upper part has been reglued, as some parts of the face. Some parts missing, see the images.

I PREFER THIS MASK TO BE PICKED UP. I OFFER FREE TRANSPORTATION WORLDWIDE and will pack it well , BUT WILL NOT REFUND IN CASE OF DAMAGING DURING THE TRANSPORT. In that case you'll have to restore it yourself at your cost.

All our exclusive Art may be viewed or picked up in David Norden's Buy African Antiques Shop in Antwerp, or by appointment.

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  • Beautiful sculpture, pleased with the objects, couldn't ask for more... Buy here with confidence from great tribal art dealer 5 star service!!

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    Bellissima maschera!!! Transazione perfetta...Grazie!
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    très bien. beau masque.
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    regulus007 October 24, 2018

  • Never a problem with David after years of purchasing. Quality
    and condition always as described.

    rickandnan October 12, 2018

  • I received the Tchokwe pipe I ordered from David Norden of Antwerpen in excellent condition and less than two weeks after purchasing it at auction on Catawiki.

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    Josbelde September 22, 2018

  • Superb pieces from a preeminently reputable and reliable dealer

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    A really beautiful specimen that will find a nice place in my collection. Very friendly and professional contact with the seller.
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    Superbe objet authentique,vendeur très aimable et compétent.
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    Excellent object perfect packing
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    lucgerrits August 14, 2018

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    excellent emballage
    certificat à l'interieur du paquet
    un sans faute , c'est rare !!

    mille mercis
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    stephaneolivier August 14, 2018

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