wood, oval face, arching eyebrows, elongated nose, painted roundels on
cheeks and forehead representing scarification, surmounted by the blue-painted
head and neck of
an gazelle effigy.
ceremonial purpose of this
Bambara dance mask is unknown to us, but such masks are used for village
events such harvest celebrations, funerals, initiation into senior societies,
high x 9" wide
by us in 2000.
return to African
tribal art gallery
Myers, FL. 33908