Lot: 185

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Blacksmith's mask "hombo" or "kobiay"

Burkina Faso, Bwa / Houndé

Provenance Size Starting price / estimated price
Zemanek-Münster, Würzburg, 24 October 2020, Lot 137
German Private Collection
H: 28.7 inch This object is not available anymore.

wood, pigments, rest. (crack)

This mask was carved by the blacksmith's and it represents "hombo", the protecitve spirit of the smiths.

Roy, Christopher D., Land of the flying masks, München 2007, ill. 135