Lot: 115

Anthropomorphic helmet mask "bolo"

Burkina Faso, Bobo

Provenance Size Starting price / estimated price
Alfred L. Scheinberg, New York, USA
Stewart J. Warkow, New York, USA
Mark Eglinton, New York, USA
H: 15.4 inch 6500 EUR / 15000 EUR

wood, old place of repair, base This genre of helmet mask is worn by blacksmiths at important agricultural celebrations, initiation rites, and funerals in Bobo communities. In performances, "bolo" function primarily to provide entertainment.