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Dogon Mask “Kanaga”

$3,500

SKU: AF-017 Categories:,

Product Description

Light brown wood, kaolin, blackened in parts, crowned by a superstructure in the form of a double cross, remains of a bonnet made from plant fibers at the back, minimum damage, traces of insect caused damage and abrasion, on metal base; the “kanaga” mask can be interpreted in different ways: crocodile, creator genius, but also “bird in flight”. According to the latter interpretation it represents the bird :kommolo tebu” with spread wings and black and white plumage, when after its shooting the hunter carved the first “kanaga”.

Additional information

Circa

mid 20th century

Origin

Mali

Dimensions

38 in