AFRICA, Guinea
Tribal Group: BagaAfrican Baga elek mask
Shrine figure, "elek", bird head with
human features, used during harvest
and for funeral ceremonies. Elek is part
of the family shrine, important for
purification ceremonies. It alone is
able to pursue witches.

Elek Baga African mask
17" high x 19" deep

Age uncertain | Late 20th Century ~ Carver Unknown
Acquired in 1992 from an African art dealer, placing it
at 15 years old, at least.

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