Lot 187A: A fine Dafing-Marka mask

A fine Dafing-Marka mask. Dafing-Marka, Burkina Faso. H: 33". The mask with flattened face with high rounded brow with alternating pigmented geometric designs, the face flat and with a simple nose and geometric patterning to the cheeks. The mouth jutting and the stylized beard of black and white, the top with large horns with complex geometric patterns, attached by a stylized crocodile between them. On a custom base. Tribal Arts Gallery, NY prior to 1984.


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